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T.A.R. Approval Tracker Interactive Electoral Map Trends by State Favorability Index 2024 Projection 2020 Election

2008 Presidential Election


Barak Obama vs Mitt Romney (November 4th, 2008)


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Photograph of Barack Obama
Barack Obama (IL)
Democrat

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Joe Biden
Carried Home State (Illinois): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
Favorability Index: 322.8
365
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
28 of 50 states carried (56%)


69,498,516
Popular Vote (53.7%)
22.9% of the U.S. population supported this candidate.
173
Electoral Votes (270 needed to win)
22 of 50 states carried (44%)


59,948,323
Popular Vote (46.3%)
19.7% of the U.S. population supported this candidate.
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Photograph of John McCain
John McCain (AZ)
Republican

Occupation: Politics
Running Mate: Sarah Palin
Carried Home State (Arizona): Yes
Incumbent Status: No
Favorability Index: 149.4


U.S. Economic Ratings at Time of Election

6.8%
Unemployment
-0.1%
GDP
0.1%
Inflation




COMING SOON.
STATE EC VOTES (538 TOTAL):
* Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that do not follow the 'winner-take-all' rule regarding their Electoral Votes per candidate. This allows for a more proportional division of the claimed Electoral Votes. Any third party candidate wins (if applicable) are represented in ORANGE. See NOTES below for additional information.
365
173
Alabama (9)
Alaska (3)
Arizona (10)
Arkansas (6)
California (55)
Colorado (9)
Connecticut (7)
Delaware (3)
Florida (27)
Georgia (15)
Hawaii (4)
Idaho (4)
Illinois (21)
Indiana (11)
Iowa (7)
Kansas (6)
Kentucky (8)
Louisiana (9)
Maine (4)*
Maine (0)*
Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (12)
Michigan (17)
Minnesota (10)
Mississippi (6)
Missouri (11)
Montana (3)
Nebraska (4)*
Nebraska (1)*
Nevada (5)
New Hampshire (4)
New Jersey (15)
New Mexico (5)
New York (31)
North Carolina (15)
North Dakota (3)
Ohio (20)
Oklahoma (7)
Oregon (7)
Pennsylvania (21)
Rhode Island (4)
South Carolina (8)
South Dakota (3)
Tennessee (11)
Texas (34)
Utah (5)
Vermont (3)
Virginia (13)
Washington (11)
West Virginia (5)
Wisconsin (10)
Wyoming (3)
Dictrict of Colombia (3)


TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES AVAILABLE by REGION:
NORTHEAST - 101 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont)
MIDWEST - 124 (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
WEST - 124 (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
SOUTH - 186 (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)
SPECIAL - 3 (District of Columbia)
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