We’ve seen these kinds of charts before, but this one is especially good; it shows where Clinton and Obama got their support, when, and explains the why (as much as they can, anyway). Very interesting.

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What’s interesting is how strongly Obama performed in urban areas, with three or four notable exceptions: largely Hispanic areas in the Southwest (like LA), South Florida, Appalachia, and Boston (?). Clinton’s showing in New York is not at all surprising, of course, and I expect that Obama will do just fine there in the general.

I think this map may play into the VP selection process. I hope to have some thoughts on that issue in the near future.

  • Is it really that interesting he performed well in urban areas?

  • What I find interesting about that is the fact that Clinton – the “party insider” at the start of the contest – did poorly in the areas that are traditional Democratic strongholds, and well in areas that are normally carried by Republicans. And – outside the areas I mentioned in the post – this was a consistent pattern.

    I think that underscores that this really is a transformative contest for the Democratic Party. Obama really does appear to be the future of the party.

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