Saturday, September 13, 2008

Presidential Election -- Indiana

Electoral votes: 11

2004 result: Bush 60%, Kerry 39%

2000 result: Bush 57%, Gore 41%

Most recent Democratic win (1964): Johnson 56%, Goldwater 44%

African American percentage: 8.9% (national average is 12.8%)

Link to polls in Real Clear Politics

McCain has small leads in those polls. Obama is showing surprising strength in a state that has been reliably Republican through most of the history of that party. If the election remains close, Indiana's 11 electoral votes could be a significant factor for whichever candidate prevails there.

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