New PDF release: Atlas of the 2012 Elections

By J. Clark Archer,Fiona Davidson,Erin H. Fouberg,Kenneth C. Martis,Richard L. Morrill,Fred M. Shelley,Robert H. Watrel,Gerald R. Webster

The presidential election of 2012 used to be hotly contested, with polls exhibiting President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney neck-and-neck at quite a few issues in the course of the crusade. finally, Democrat Obama gained reelection via approximately 4 percent issues on the nationwide point; he gained 26 states and the District of Columbia to Republican Romney’s 24 states. Obama’s victory proven that the election of the 1st African American president in 2008 used to be no longer a fluke, suggesting that racial attitudes within the usa have certainly matured within the fresh previous. Bringing jointly top political geographers and political scientists, this authoritative atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, basic election, and key nation referenda within the 2012 elections.

The individuals provide a accomplished and certain review of a big selection of election concerns and effects together with presidential primaries; newspaper endorsements and crusade stops; the result of the presidential election on the neighborhood and nationwide degrees; and key vote casting styles by means of race and ethnicity, faith, occupational teams, age, and poverty. relocating past the nationwide race, the atlas examines very important senatorial and gubernatorial races and considers chosen nation referenda together with the marijuana votes in Colorado and Washington and same-sex marriage referenda in Maryland, Washington, Colorado, and Minnesota. The vote casting styles pointed out in 2012 elections also are in comparison to past contests to supply political and geographic context over time.

Illustrated with approximately 2 hundred meticulously drawn full-color maps, the atlas might be a necessary reference and a desirable source for pundits, citizens, crusade staffs, and political junkies alike.

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