New Election Results: Obama’s Victory Over Romney Bigger than Bush Over Kerry
As the Nov. 2012 election results continue to trickle in, it’s now clear that President Barack Obama’s victory over GOPer Mitt Romney is bigger than President George Bush’s victory of Senator John Kerry in 2004. First Read:
** Obama’s victory was more decisive than Bush’s in ’04: And here’s one final observation about the 2012 race. Per the excellent work by the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman, Obama’s national lead over Romney continues to expand as votes keep on coming in. It’s now Obama 50.9%, Romney 47.4%. That’s a bigger (and more decisive) margin than Bush’s victory over John Kerry in 2004 (which was Bush 50.7% and Kerry 48.2%). What’s more, the president’s lead has grown to close to 3 points in Ohio, 4 points in Virginia and 6 points in Colorado. One doesn’t win Colorado by six points without winning swing voters; there isn’t a big-enough Democratic base to make that argument.
So in the end, Romney won….47%…