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View Diary: Which county had the biggest shift towards Obama from 2008 to 2012? The answer might surprise you. (123 comments)

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  •  actually rural is trending blue, it's the exurbs (3+ / 0-)
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    phoebesdatter, tle, Senor Unoball

    that cause the bright red of rural maps. Very rich urbanites living far from the city in large houses in the country, there are many of them.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 02:27:54 AM PST

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    •  Yes, I think that's becoming truer every day (2+ / 0-)
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      Senor Unoball, ban nock

      If there were a perfectly round metropolitan area, it would probably look like a target;  IBM blue in the bullseye, bright red concentric circle around it, and bluish purple beyond that.

      Ryan likes to talk about the "urban" vote.  We should, in response, be talking about the vote in the 'burbs.

      I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

      by tle on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:01:34 AM PST

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