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Why is Washington D.C. polling at 84% Kerry?

  1. Oct 28, 2004 #1
    Does anyone have any idea why DC is so fervently Democratic?
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2004 #2

    kat

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    ummm, what poll?
     
  4. Oct 28, 2004 #3
    http://www.race2004.net/states.php?state=dc
    http://www.electoral-vote.com/

    Both of those sites have DC going for Kerry by over 70%.

    Plus, DC has voted Democratic every election since at least 1980. DC voted for Carter over Reagan, voted for Mondale over Reagan, voted for Dukakis over Bush...

    I got about 4 hours of sleep last night, and I'm pretty sure that I'm running on adrenaline only right now, so I really have no idea where that 84% figure came from, please excuse me.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2004 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Inside information.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2004 #5
    DC is the only "state" that is over 80% black (traditionally Democrats), and the whites there tend towards tolerance (i. e., liberalism). I live in Arlington, across the Potomac, where our electorate approaches 2/3 Democratic. We are quite cosmopolitan - for instance, some elementary schools here represent over 60 languages.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2004 #6

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    Black population, gay community, and a multicultural, urban demographic who understand politics. :wink:
     
  8. Oct 29, 2004 #7

    Gokul43201

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    Prabably from electoral-vote.com or some place that quoted their number.
     
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