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Old 02-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk View Post
The public is so aligned with Obama that he bled over 6 million votes from 2008.

There was roughly ~ 3% (2.7) less voter turn out in 2012 compared to 2008.

Obama had ~ 69.5 million votes in 2008 and ~ 66 million (figures rounded) in 2012. That's 3.5 million votes less. If turnout was the same, his numbers this year (total votes) would have risen and the numbers wouldn't have been anywhere near a six million vote disparity you are discussing.

Romney's vote total was ~ 1.5% better than McCain, roughly a million votes.

So in reality, in a year with much less turnout, Obama still performed well. Either way, your goofy math doesn't add up. Try again.

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