Skip to comments.Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne (!) Counties in Michigan in Romeny's Camp?
Posted on 10/11/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by taildragger
You can find the story at the various banned from FR Detroit Media Outlets.
It was on TV this a.m. and I was shocked at what they were reporting and it dosen't fit IMHO with the overall number or Romney being down....
What was said was Romney is ahead in Oakland, Macomb ( home of the "Reagan Democrats" and 2 points ahead in Wayne County.
That one Wayne is striking, Detroit is in Wayne, that to me means the burbs around "Detwaa" that are part of Wayne have thrown "O" overboard.
From what I know it is these 3 counties and Wastenaw ( Ann Arbor is in that one, lost cause) that can swing Michigan towards a Dem as the rest of the State goes "Red"...
With the time remaining, the momentum, I can't see how Romeny doesn't have a shot a winning Michigan.
The question begs, can Romney-Ryan drag Pete Hokestra across the finish line with him. I am not impressed with Pete so far, Hoekstra is looking like a dullard right now...
The 2010 United States Census indicates Wayne County had a 2010 population of 1,820,584. This is a decrease of -240,578 people from the 2000 United States Census. Overall, the county had a -11.7% growth rate during this ten year period. In 2010 there were 702,749 households and 450,651 families in the county. The population density was 2,974.4 per square mile (1,148.4 square kilometers). There were 821,693 housing units at an average density of 1,342.5 per square mile (518.3 square kilometers). The racial and ethnic makeup of the county was 49.6% White, 40.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 5.2% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races.
There were 702,749 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were husband and wife families, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.9% were non-families, and 30.7% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.4% under age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The 2010 American Community Survey 1-year estimate indicates the median income for a household in the county was $39,408 and the median income for a family was $49,176. Males had a median income of $26,823 versus $17,744 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,948. About 18.6% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under the age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.
Gravis Marketing Poll - Michigan
Dems- 36.5%, Rep 32.2%, Ind 32.3%
I think the question is: will the dem base show up? I just don’t see the Obama signs or bumper stickers, anywhere (I’m in Macomb Co.). I’ll be going to a UofM football game this weekend in Ann Arbor...I’ll be paying attention to this.
In 2000: (Gore 51-47, winning by 217,000 votes)
Oakland - 49-48 for Gore, 7,000 vote margin
Macomb - 50-47 for Gore, 8,000 vote margin
Wayne - 69-29 for Gore, 307,000 vote margin
Washtenaw - 60-36 for Gore, 34,000 vote margin
Livingston - 59-38 for Bush, 16,000 vote margin
Monroe - 51-47 for Gore, 2,500 vote margin
2004 (Kerry won 51-48, winning by 165,000 votes)
Oakland - 50-49 for Kerry, 3,000 vote margin
Macomb - 50-49 for Bush, 6,000 vote margin
Wayne - 69-30 for Kerry, 343,000 vote margin
Washtenaw - 64-36 for Kerry, 48,000 vote margin
Livingston - 63-36 for Bush, 25,000 vote margin
Monroe - 51-49 for Bush, 1,400 vote margin
If the Detroit Tigers win tonight’s game it will provide a perfect opportunity for Romney to spend a few minutes at the next game in Detroit.
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Dude...you better get over to South Detroit (you know...home of the “ballet”) and recruit a few ex-pat voters to make sure “Romeny” get the numbers.
Oh...and give “Tabitha” a five-spot on my behalf. Just mention my name, she will remember.
LOL! Never been too funny....
LOL! Never been too funny....
..wasn’t Macomb the county that every Michigan watcher kept their eyes on because of the strong presence of Reagan Democrats? If Michigan goes RED it will be a complete route nationally...
Dude...do you have this image in you files? It is soooooo delish for the liberals who like to regurgitate plantation talking-points.
Mitt is resembling his dad more and more.
The margin in Wayne is the bellweather indicator. If Romney can reduce that number significantly, he has a shot.
I live in Wayne co and I can tell you that in my neighborhood the Obama signs were all over the place in 2008. Right now I have counted 2 for Obama and 10 for Romney. I actually have been seeing about 2 new Romney/Ryan signes added each day.
That said, there are a couple of extra “Yes on Prop 2” signs that tell me that those voters will go Dem. I get the feeling that the Dem voters are ashamed and will be depressed, except for the union goons on prop 2. My hope is that the proposals don’t bring them out in strength!
“Or go to a Tigers game and glad hand their if they continue :-)...”
Great idea! I’ll keep hoping that they will get the chance to go to a Tigers game at Comerica!
I would agree but don’t forget that Obama won Kent county last time.
LOL. The “ballet.”
I’d like to think it’s possible, but no. Thank Prop 2 for that, among others. Once those unionist voters get into their polling stations, they’ll flip for Obama—he’s just not what’s driving them to the polls.