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View Diary: Political Geography, Part 1: The Northeast (39 comments)

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  •  Downstate (3+ / 0-)
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    sawolf, Shockwave, dufffbeer

    Not entirely; Republicans have all 9 Long Island State Senate seats and 13 out of 21 State Assembly districts there.  NYC is a totally different story.

    You're an odd fellow, but you do make a good steamed ham.

    by Samara Morgan Dem on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 09:01:17 PM PDT

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    •  then it's NYC vs rest of the state (0+ / 0-)

      You're right about the State Senate.  Long Island is still very Republican there.  So what caused Obama to underperform his party in Long Island?  It must be the Dem candidates for Senate and Governor who win Long Island by huge margins when Obama only won it narrowly.

      •  Long Island (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        seems to be surprisingly racist for that region of the country - some high profile hate crimes against hispanic immigrants in recent years, etc. I suspect that's relevant to Obama's underperformance.

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