Friday, February 22, 2013
Senate District 5
Romney - 63.1%; 181,385
Obama - 34.5%; 99,176
Cruz - 61.4%; 173,527
Sadler - 34.3%; 97,048
Which state was the closest match?
West Virginia. Romney's margin in West Virginia was 26.76%. He won SD 5 by 28.6% and Cruz won it by 27.1%.
After looking at 5 Senate districts, even the most densest of Democrats can begin to see the problem that plagues us in this state. Instead of Senate districts with Republican margins of less than 10%, i.e., states like North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, & Missouri, you're seeing districts with some of the most extreme Republican margins. The 5 states that gave Romney his largest margins in 2012 were Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Idaho, and West Virginia. The states most closely matching Senate Districts 1-5? Utah, Wyoming, and West Virginia.