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Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion => 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Results => Topic started by: jman123 on September 28, 2014, 05:20:36 pm



Title: New Jersey and the 2012 election
Post by: jman123 on September 28, 2014, 05:20:36 pm
Why did NE NJ have a hard swing to Obama in 2012?  I am referring to Hudson County and Bergen County.  Was it due to a swing to Obama by whites caused by Sandy?  , a depressed white turnout and a big turnout among minorities?


Title: Re: New Jersey and the 2012 election
Post by: Nat. Sec. Council Member Dwarven Dragon on September 28, 2014, 07:21:20 pm
Why did NE NJ have a hard swing to Obama in 2012?  I am referring to Hudson County and Bergen County.  Was it due to a swing to Obama by whites caused by Sandy?  , a depressed white turnout and a big turnout among minorities?
Result of approval of Obama's handling of the hurricane, and a longer amount of time for voters to turn out (voting was extended through Friday)


Title: Re: New Jersey and the 2012 election
Post by: Clamdick McClaw on September 30, 2014, 11:44:58 pm
A little bit of a swing after his handling of Sandy and minority turnout in North Jersey.  No more.  No less.  I had said that it would be 55-44 Obama in NJ.  Sandy happened, and I said this would cause a 3% swing.  I was dead on.  


Title: Re: New Jersey and the 2012 election
Post by: Redban on March 09, 2020, 09:22:05 am
Hurricane Sandy. It's also why Obama won Staten Island / Richmond county in 2012.