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  •  welcome to the wonderful world of demographics (3+ / 0-)
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    Vicky, nickname nescio, crystalboy

    PPP said almost all of Obama's erosion after the first debate came from non-hispanic whites.

    Iowa = 89% Non-Hispanic White
    Virginia = 64% Non-Hispanic White

    Also, Virginia is now an archetypal postindustrial state whose economy is driven by research and tech-based urban centers whereas Iowa is a traditional agricultural economy that has been hit hard by the summer drought. Obviously, it's not fair to blame the weather on Obama (nor Republicans blocking the farm bill), but people vote their mood.

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