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Total Numbers of Votes Cast For Dems vs. Repubs

Plummit

Monkey
Mar 12, 2002
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In states where both had their contests. Also breakdown between diff candidates. From the Time Mag blogs.

Quoted here:
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I'm up in NYC, where we are struggling to get dead-tree TIME out the door. As is so often the case, our own data wizard Jackson Dykman has come up with the most fascinating bit of data within all these mountains of numbers coming out of Super Tuesday:

TOTAL VOTES CAST

Clinton: 50.2% (7,347,971)

Obama: 49.8% (7,294,851)

Really, could it have been any closer?

UPDATE: Swampland commenters ask; Jackson answers:

Since you asked

Total votes cast in 21 GOP contests yesterday among McCain, Romney and Huckabee:

McCain: 43.1% (3,611,459)
Romney: 35.4% (2,961,834)
Huckabee: 21.5% (1,796,729)

For grand totals, vastly more Democrats than Republicans voted yesterday;

Democratic votes for Clinton and Obama: 14,622,822 (63.6%)
Republican votes for McCain, Romney and Huckabee: 8,370,022 (36.4%)


Put another way, the Clinton/Obama race drew 76% more voters than the McCain/Romney/Huckabee race.

UPDATE2: Jackson's on a roll:

Here are the numbers just for the 19 states where both parties had elections yesterday

Obama/Clinton voters: 14,460,149
McCain/Romney/Huckabee voters: 8,367,694

Or, 73% more Democratic voters than Republican voters.

A lot of this is huge Democratic numbers in New York and California.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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To me it looks like Dem's care to vote more, hence a larger turnout rather than just going for whoever wins the ticket.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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Sleazattle
A closer contest will always attract more people so those numbers don't say that much. If I was voting republican I wouldn't vote next tuesday as McCain has it pretty much wrapped up at this point.
 

Plummit

Monkey
Mar 12, 2002
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Of course, all bets are off in the general election with people voting "against" candidates, "for" spoilers, trading votes on the internet, and getting to their polling place and flat out changing their minds or making snap judgements.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
29,551
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Portland, OR
One thing that is different this time is if it's Obama vs. McCain I won't be nearly as pissed if the outcome doesn't go my way.