Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 18, 2017, 04:20:42 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2016 predictions are now open!.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion
| |-+  U.S. Presidential Election Results (Moderator: Torie)
| | |-+  Why did Humphrey win Michigan in 1968?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Why did Humphrey win Michigan in 1968?  (Read 280 times)
King of Kensington
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1638


View Profile
« on: October 07, 2017, 02:36:36 am »
Ignore

...when the rest of the East North Central or rust belt states went for Nixon?
Logged
AtorBoltox
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 555
View Profile
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 06:39:56 am »
Ignore

Unions
Logged
bruhgmger2
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 878


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 07:33:00 am »
Ignore

Unions
Yeah, that's pretty much it right there.
Logged

The Winds of Change: The Presidency of Eugene Joseph McCarthy: https://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=270411.0

#NeverBernie
The Govanah Jake
Jake Jewvinivisk
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1515


Political Matrix
E: -3.35, S: -7.65

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 07:54:26 am »
Ignore

The Unions™, Industrial Workers, the New Deal Coalition of Industrial workers and urban minorities around Detroit coming out for a New Deal Democrat which Humphrey was. Plus Humphrey was from the Midwest (Minnesota) and his message of Economic New Deal Liberalism played fine here.
Logged

Here - http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=18844.1250
2020 Democratic Primary - Sherrod Brown, Tulsi Gabbard, Steve Bullock
TL: Strong as a Bull Moose! - A Alternate 1912 Election and Beyond
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=270726.0

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Hydera
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1019


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 08:17:48 am »
Ignore

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/23/385843576/50-years-of-shrinking-union-membership-in-one-map

Funfact: Indiana had more union workers as percentage of the labor force in 1968 but it went for Nixon.

So probably Michigan union workers have a more democratic voting tradition that allowed for him to win.
Logged

SamTilden2020
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 83


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 10:03:01 am »
Ignore

Unions

... and that the Detroit/Wayne area worked it's (Turnout) magic to keep Michigan Blue. MI in those days (1928-1968) had the dems depend on Wayne Co to give them wins, and 1968 is a case where it worked. See also: '60.
Logged

Political Genius from Somewhere

Long live the true 19th president, Mr. Samuel Jones Tilden!
King of Kensington
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1638


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 03:33:42 pm »
Ignore

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/02/23/385843576/50-years-of-shrinking-union-membership-in-one-map

Funfact: Indiana had more union workers as percentage of the labor force in 1968 but it went for Nixon.

So probably Michigan union workers have a more democratic voting tradition that allowed for him to win.

Fascinating.  Never would have thought Indiana would have been so high. 

Also it may explain Washington State going for Humphrey as well.
Logged
King of Kensington
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1638


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 03:35:16 pm »
Ignore

Plus Humphrey was from the Midwest (Minnesota) and his message of Economic New Deal Liberalism played fine here.

Don't think that made any difference in Michigan.  Humphrey couldn't even win Wisconsin, the rust belt state most culturally similar to Minnesota.
Logged
Oldiesfreak1854
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 12595
United States


Political Matrix
E: 0.13, S: 1.91

P P P

View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 10:49:15 am »
Ignore

Probably union strength, especially the UAW, which probably had far more power in Michigan than any union in the surrounding states.
Logged

Quote from: Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of
her citizens cannot cure.
NO to theocracy, NO to Roy Moore.
Zyzz
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 988


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 04:34:05 pm »
Ignore

Back then, Republicans were the party of middle managers and the fat cats. Democrats were the party of the working class. If you were a UAW member in Macomb county, why vote for the party of your boss?
Logged

Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines