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What Happened?

sdoonan Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:52 AM
I'm inclined to agree that, because we are (very) slowly working out of a deep, dark economic whole, people would rather continue a known slow progression rather than gamble on a radical course change that might not work.
Obama won. Not by a lot, but by more than enough.

In the end it came down to the battleground states, and President Obama won most of them by slim, but decisive, margins.

Florida - Obama +1

Ohio - Obama +2

Virginia - Obama +3

Colorado - Obama +3

New Hampshire - Obama +5

Wisconsin - Obama +5

Iowa - Obama +6

Michigan - Obama +7

Of the nine battleground states, only North Carolina went into Mitt Romney's column and that by 3 percentage points.

As an interested...