Obama Won McCain’s Home Precinct by 13 Points « The Washington Independent
Not to beat a dead horse, but I saw this item buried in The Arizona Republic yesterday.
John McCain may have won Arizona by nine points over Barack Obama, but he lost his home precinct. Election data from Maricopa County shows that the state’s very own presidential nominee lost to Obama by 13 points in McCain’s Colonnade precinct: 42 percent for McCain, 55 percent for Obama.
Of course, you really can’t place too much importance on any individual precinct — and it may say more about the shifting demographics in a fast-growing state. Still, if the people who are literally your neighbors overwhelmingly vote against you, your chances of winning the presidency are probably pretty slim.