Friday, September 12, 2008

Presidential Election -- Georgia

Electoral votes: 15

2004 result: Bush 58%, Kerry 41%

2000 result: Bush 55%, Gore 43%

Most recent Democratic win (1992): Clinton 43.5%, Bush 42.9%, Perot 13.3%

African American percentage: 29.9% (national average is 12.8%)

Link to polls in Real Clear Politics

Georgia is one of the states with an above-average black population, where Obama might be aided by high voter turnout. But, so far the polls show reasonably comfortable leads for McCain, so it seems unlikely that Obama will get enough of a boost to switch Georgia back into the Democratic column.

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