How Barack Obama Won
A State-by-state Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential ElectionBook - 2009
This detailed overview and analysis of the results of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential wingives us the inside state-by-state guide to how Obama achieved his victory, and allows us to see where the country stood four years ago.
Although much has changed in the nearly four years since, How Barack Obama Wonremains the essential guide to Obama’s electoral strengths and offers important perspective on his 2012 bid.
The votes in each state for Obama and McCain are broken down by percentage according to gender, age, race, party, religious affiliation, education, household income, size of city, and according to views about the most important issues (the economy, terrorism, Iraq, energy, healthcare), the future of the economy (worried, not worried) and the war in Iraq (approve, disapprove).
Baker & Taylor
An analysis of the 2008 election examines why Obama did or did not win in each state, discusses the factors involved in each location, and explores how the voting patterns differed from those of 2004 and the direction in which states will go in 2012.