Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Presidential Election -- Arkansas

Electoral votes: 6

2004 result: Bush 54%, Kerry 45%

2000 result: Bush 51%, Gore 46%

Most recent Democratic win (1996): Clinton 54%, Dole 37%, Perot 8%

African American percentage: 15.7% (national average is 12.8%)

Link to polls in Real Clear Politics

Favorite-son Clinton was the only Democratic nominee to carry Arkansas, since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Polls show 13-20% leads for McCain. The black population is above average, but smaller than that in other southern states. This one looks solid for McCain.

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