Thursday, September 11, 2008

Presidential Election -- Connecticut

Electoral votes: 7

2004 result: Kerry 54%, Bush 44%

2000 result: Gore 56%, Bush 39%

Most recent Republican win (1988): Bush 52%, Dukakis 47%

African American percentage: 10.2% (national average is 12.8%)

Link to polls in Real Clear Politics

Polls show this state solidly in the Obama column. And Connecticut does not strike me as a place where the Republican base would be particularly energized by Sarah Palin. If that's the case, McCain's chances to cut into Obama's lead will be limited.

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