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Obama Wins 8 of 10 Wealthiest Counties in US
by _Kissy_
November 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM

In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation's 10 wealthiest counties.

And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting.

The findings are based on a CNBC.com analysis of Census Bureau numbers on average annual household income from 2006-2011 and results from Tuesday's elections. (Read More Below the Chart)

The 10 richest counties accounted for 1,337,700 votes, or about 1.1 percent of the national popular vote. 

In the richest, Massachusetts' Nantucket County, where average annual household income is over $137,000, Obama won by 63 percent to Romney's 36 percent with all precincts reporting. The richest county in Romney's home state is also where, just prior to accepting the Republican nomination, the former Massachusetts governor held a$75,000-per-person dinner fundraiser.

In none of the richest counties was the margin of victory wider than in California's Marin County, just north of San Francisco, where the president won by 74 percent to 23 percent, with all precincts reporting. In Marin, the average annual household income is $128,544.


The two richest counties where Romney won were in New Jersey: adjacent Hunterdon and Morris counties in the northern part of the state. Romney won in Morris by 55 percent to 44 percent and in Hunterdon by 59 percent to 40 percent. However, Somerset County, which abuts Hunterdon and Morris, went to Obama by 53 percent to 47 percent.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-wins-8-10-wealthiest-154837437.html

Replies

  • jaxTheMomm
    November 7, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Richest counties?

    I thought we were all standing around waiting for our unemployment checks and free phones.

    (Your welcome, from the IT corridor of VA.  Home of us Damned College Educated Womens.)

  • GardenerArtist
    November 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Successful people, probably business owners, too. Imagine that! 

  • Sisteract
    November 7, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Darn those takers!

    Half my husband's family resides in Marin County-

  • GardenerArtist
    November 7, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    and, they voted for Obama, who wants them to pay more in taxes......  wow!  Kind of makes the Republicans look stupid in their fear-mongering.

  • TurboMom81
    November 7, 2012 at 11:08 PM
    Fear mongering is all they have..
  • Canvas_says
    November 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    Let's be real here any tax increases aren't really going to hurt the rich. They are only going to hurt their employees. If you have money, you will still have it tomorrow. It's the middleman that doesn't have much to hold onto. 

  • Meadowchik
    November 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM

     

    Quoting jaxTheMomm:

    Richest counties?

    I thought we were all standing around waiting for our unemployment checks and free phones.

    (Your welcome, from the IT corridor of VA.  Home of us Damned College Educated Womens.)

     Yes, those evil rich people supported Romn...oops oh Obama.  Kind of goes against the anti-rich narrative doesn't it?  Kinda like all the rich Dems who invest in Bain.

  • MomTiara19
    November 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Yes I live in one of these wealthy states on the East Coast.We voted Obama despite actually having money...go figure.

    That is because we have humane views and know that only in America can you pull yourself up by your boot straps and make it.

    Not every poor person is a loser and moocher,or every disabled a liar on medicaid .The only loser is those who want to keep them down!Look at Obama...he came from a modest back ground and now he is the president for a second term.

    Only in America....only in freakin America can everyone have a chance!

  • Bek22
    by Bek22
    November 8, 2012 at 10:29 AM
    Quoting Canvas_says:

    Let's be real here any tax increases aren't really going to hurt the rich. They are only going to hurt their employees. If you have money, you will still have it tomorrow. It's the middleman that doesn't have much to hold onto. 


    Thank you!
  • Sisteract
    November 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    IMO, some at the very tip top, would like that to end. Does anyone really think that Sheldon A donated close to a billion dollars to MR's campaign for the good of all Americans; to secure the possibility of the American dream for all? I hope folks are not that naive.

    Quoting MomTiara19:

    Yes I live in one of these wealthy states on the East Coast.We voted Obama despite actually having money...go figure.

    That is because we have humane views and know that only in America can you pull yourself up by your boot straps and make it.

    Not every poor person is a loser and moocher,or every disabled a liar on medicaid .The only loser is those who want to keep them down!Look at Obama...he came from a modest back ground and now he is the president for a second term.

    Only in America....only in freakin America can everyone have a chance!


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