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Archive for the ‘GOP Primaries 2008’ Category

The Geography of the GOP Primary Results: New Hampshire

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

In New Hampshire, you can see that McCain did very well across the state, but especially inland and mountainous areas. Romney narrowly beat out McCain in the more populous southeast.

  

It should be noted that, unlike the pattern in most states, New Hampshire’s more rural areas have more t tended in the past few elections to vote more Democrat than Republican in Presidential races. (see maps here – Blue for Republican, Red for Democrat) Nevertheless, in these rural counties southern conservative Mike Huckabee did better than he did in the southeastern areas, and in Coos County he got almost as many votes as Romney.

The Geography of the GOP Primary Results: Iowa Caucus

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The first map shows the results, by county, of the Iowa GOP caucus on Jan 2 (Huckabee: orange-brown, Romney: blue-green, Paul: purple) .

The second map shows the voting population in the 2004 Presidential election. Because Iowa is an inland state, most of the counties are fairly regular in shape in size, and thus one can easily see the voting age population density pattern across the state. Huckabee generally wins the less populated, central areas of the state, and Romney wins the population centers.

McCain came in fourth at 13%, but where did he do relatively well?

McCain did best in a few counties that are moderately populated and were won by Huckabee.