CQ Announces New Map Showing 2008 Presidential Election Results By Congressional District

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 8, 2009

“In winning the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama built his 7 percentage-point popular vote margin over Republican John McCain on widespread appeal across the nation’s regional lines. This is evident in the map, based on CQ Politics’ analysis of the presidential vote, which shows Obama finished ahead of McCain in 242 of the nation’s 435 congressional districts — including 34 that elected Republicans to the U.S. House on the same ballot. McCain — who ran strongest in much of the South, rural Midwest and conservative regions of the Mountain West — took 193 districts, including 49 that split their tickets to elect Democrats to the U.S. House.”

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