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« on: November 09, 2012, 01:06:13 pm »

Although Obama got decimated in coal country (barely holding onto even the super-Democratic Eliot), he actually picked up Franklin, which contains the capital city of Frankfort. Any Kentuckians have ground information on trends here?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 07:33:11 pm »

Although Obama got decimated in coal country (barely holding onto even the super-Democratic Eliot), he actually picked up Franklin, which contains the capital city of Frankfort. Any Kentuckians have ground information on trends here?

This one is simple: It's urban and it's a state capital. (Obama overperformed in state capitals this year.)
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 08:15:28 pm »

I don't think Franklin is really urban (though maybe for Kentucky), though there may be a bit of overperformance in state capitals:

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 11:22:59 pm »

I wonder why Obama did so well in state capitals this time. The main reason I can think of is the Republicans' attacks on state workers.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 10:01:51 pm »

My guess is it has to do with a state capital as they have a high number of civil servants and likewise a higher rate of unionization.  Could be wrong but it might be a backlash to the GOP anti-union stances.  Off course I think the GOP anti-union stances probably helped them more than hurt on a whole, but they would have gained from this more in the suburban areas and smaller towns, while hurt in the large urban centres.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 01:29:23 am »

Ahem....


Granted I blew the coal country (including in the west) but I did catch this one!
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