Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney's "47 Percent" Likely To Give Him 96 Electoral Votes

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM

From the Washington Post, via Tax Foundation.

By now you've surely seen the video of Mitt Romney claiming that 47 percent of the nation are more concerned about government handouts than taking control of their own lives. (If not, we've got you covered here.)

Well, there's a fun fact there that Romney overlooked: He's more likely to have supporters from that 47 percent of the country than Obama is.

From the Washington Post's Wonkblog:

Three of the states with the lowest number of non-filers are solidly conservative: Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming. Two, New Hampshire and Virginia, are swing states. All the rest are solidly Democratic, including half of New England. All told, Obama gets 50 electoral votes from the “maker” states to Romney’s 9 — 17 are tossups — while Romney gets 96 electoral votes from the “taker” states to Obama’s 5, with 29 as tossups.

For more, take a look at Wonkblog.

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