Sunday, September 28, 2008

Presidential Election -- South Dakota

Electoral votes: 3

2004 result: Bush 60%, Kerry 38%

2000 result: Bush 60%, Gore 38%

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

African American percentage: 0.9% (national average is 12.8%)

Link to polls in Real Clear Politics

McCain has a healthy lead in the most recent of those polls. This is another state in which I would expect Sarah Palin to play well, so it's not surprising that their ticket seems to have achieved an above-average post-convention bounce in South Dakota.

Even favorite-son George McGovern could not carry this state for the Democrats, when he headed that party's ticket in 1972. It looks pretty safe, but not completely safe, for McCain.

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