What if we looked at legislative districts as states for once instead of thinking of them in terms of Democratic vote percentage vs. Republican vote percentage?
It's an intriguing concept that is currently being done in Virginia by the Not Larry Sabato blog. The big caveat of looking at districts this way is that a district might be totally different in terms of demographics, elasticity, etc., versus a state.
But curiosity got the better of me.
Senate District 1
Romney - 72.1%; 220,140
Obama - 26.9%; 81,936
Cruz - 67.3%; 201,957
Sadler - 30.9%; 92,593
Which state(s) was the closest match in terms of margin?
The state that most closely matched the margin for the presidency was Utah. Utah went to Romney by a margin of 48.04%. District 1 went to Romney by 45.2% and Cruz by 36.4%.