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« on: September 17, 2006, 08:15:41 pm »

From Left to Right: Humphrey v. Nixon v. Wallace in Arkansas, Sen. Fulbright (D-Fayetteville) v. Charles Bernard (R-Earle), Gov. Win Rockefeller (R-Morrilton) v. Marion Crank (D-Foreman)



The overall results:

President: Wallace 39%, Nixon 31%, Humphrey 30%
Senator: Fulbright 59%, Bernard 41%
Governor: Rockefeller 52%, Crank 48%

Quite a bit of ticket splitting.

(I got the County results from a table in one of the CQ databases)
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 02:25:43 pm »

Not too surprsing. Arkansas voters are still very independent. Blacks are, of course, loyal Dems and the hill people/Wal-Mart people in the NW are loyal Republicans, cancelling each other out. The rest of the state is fairly populist and has no trouble supporting both Bill Clinton and George W Bush.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006, 02:39:08 pm »

Not too surprsing. Arkansas voters are still very independent. Blacks are, of course, loyal Dems and the hill people/Wal-Mart people in the NW are loyal Republicans, cancelling each other out. The rest of the state is fairly populist and has no trouble supporting both Bill Clinton and George W Bush.
Actually, look at the map on the right. Rockefeller won on a hill people/Black coalition.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006, 02:59:30 pm »
« Edited: September 22, 2006, 03:05:27 pm by memphis »

Not too surprsing. Arkansas voters are still very independent. Blacks are, of course, loyal Dems and the hill people/Wal-Mart people in the NW are loyal Republicans, cancelling each other out. The rest of the state is fairly populist and has no trouble supporting both Bill Clinton and George W Bush.
Actually, look at the map on the right. Rockefeller won on a hill people/Black coalition.

I was talking more about today. Rockefeller, as his name implies, was a very liberal old-fashioined Republican.  He pulled together a curious combination though. Thanks for pointing that out.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006, 03:04:16 pm »

What's up with Crawford (that third county from the North on the Western border)? One of 8 counties Bernard carries, but votes for neither Nixon nor Rockefeller?
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006, 03:14:19 pm »

What's up with Crawford (that third county from the North on the Western border)? One of 8 counties Bernard carries, but votes for neither Nixon nor Rockefeller?

I can't find any info on Bernard, but presume based on geography that he won those 8 counties on regional party loyalty.  Nixon and Rockefeller would have been too liberal. This is very conservative territory.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 10:45:12 pm »

What's up with Crawford (that third county from the North on the Western border)? One of 8 counties Bernard carries, but votes for neither Nixon nor Rockefeller?

I can't find any info on Bernard, but presume based on geography that he won those 8 counties on regional party loyalty.  Nixon and Rockefeller would have been too liberal. This is very conservative territory.
That's probably about right.
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