How Barack Obama Won

A State-By-State Guide to the Historic 2008 Presidential Election

By Chuck Todd; Sheldon Gawiser; Ana Maria Arumi
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307473660, 258pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2009

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This detailed overview and analysis of the results of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential win gives us the inside state-by-state guide to how Obama achieved his victory, and allows us to see where the country stood four years ago.
 Although much has changed in the nearly four years since, How Barack Obama Won remains the essential guide to Obama’s electoral strengths and offers important perspective on his 2012 bid.

The votes in each state for Obama and McCain are broken down by percentage according to gender, age, race, party, religious affiliation, education, household income, size of city, and according to views about the most important issues (the economy, terrorism, Iraq, energy, healthcare), the future of the economy (worried, not worried) and the war in Iraq (approve, disapprove). 

About the Author
Chuck Todd is the chief White House correspondent and political director of NBC News, and a contributing editor to" Meet the Press". He has written for the "New York Times", the "Washington Post", and for the "Atlantic", where he is a contributing editor. He teaches a graduate political communications course at Johns Hopkins University.
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