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Obama Wins 8 of the Nationís 10 Wealthiest Counties
CNBC ^ | November 7, 2012 | Paul Toscano

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:30 PM PST by grundle

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.

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.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012analysis; 2012electionanalysis; 2012obamafraud
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To: grundle

I guess John F. Kerry didn’t have no moneys because rich people are evil and we certainly would’ve heard about it if he was one of those evil rich bastards who never worked a day in his life for all that moolah.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:52:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morpheus2009

I’ll bet these rich areas have a lot of academia in them, along with Trust fund babies who never work....


22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:52:26 PM PST by cherry
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To: LifeComesFirst

+Fairfax, VA: guvtit.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:55:48 PM PST by FredZarguna (I'm sorry, General Washington. We owed you and the men at Valley Forge so much more than this.)
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To: grundle
Notice they parse it by *county*, not precinct. Most counties are HUGE and can have a lot of "poor" included in the vote with the "rich". Many poor voting for Obongo outnumber the fewer wealthy in the county.

This is just more leftist propaganda. This is just as usefuyl as those comparisons that say "look at how much acreage of the US voted for Romney!"

24 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:49 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: grundle

Throw them under the bus and spread their wealth. I don’t want to hear their cries.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:16 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: grundle

People who made money too easily. No real hard work. There I said it.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:59:39 PM PST by Clock King
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To: grundle

Occupy Marin County


27 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:37 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; ...

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28 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:22 PM PST by randita
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To: matt04
Let’s see how they like it when they are forced to spread the wealth.

They will get it back ten fold on some Green Energy boondoggle or some such crony deal.

It's the Chicago Way.

29 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: grundle

Interesting that Morris County — Chris Christie’s home turf where he currently lives and where he got his start in politics — went for Romney. Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon are heavily Republican counties, but they’re not necessarily conservative when it comes to many issues. I suspect the Somerset Co. vote for Obama was mainly due to low GOP turnout in a state that wasn’t contested by either candidate and where there were no close races for any office.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:30 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: factoryrat
Socialism, fascism/marxism/communism, are just a re-packaged form of monarchy.

Bingo. There are really only two from of government. Either a Free Republic, or a form of Monarchy that has many alias names that result in the same end.

31 posted on 11/07/2012 7:12:54 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: grundle

I grew up in Montgomery County, MD and moved away for the past 30 years. Over this time Bethesda has been transformed from a relatively sleepy (yet expensive) D.C. suburb to a cosmopolitan hub, with some of the area’s best restaurants and shops in the center of town near the Metro station. My sense is that the majority of its residents voted for Obama. Recently while visiting there I couldn’t help thinking that all the conspicuous consumption and “upscale-ness” going on in Bethesda is, directly or indirectly, more than 75% dependent on Federal Government expenditure. There is no way these very high-end Washingtonians, Democrat or Republican, will tolerate a shrinking of our government. These people are also very much a part of the 47%.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 7:13:47 PM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: grundle

crony capitalists have never minded working with ideologues, even Marxist ideologues (whose got factories in China)

and ideologues, even Marxist ideologues like Obama have never minded working with crony capitalists

until the tax system is squashed flat, and

presidents no longer think, Soviet style, that THEY are the chief economic manager of the country (as Obama once referred to himself), financial marriages of convenience will continue to dominate the affairs of the biggest U.S. cron capitalists and the biggest politicians


33 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:07 PM PST by Wuli
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To: 2banana

well stated


34 posted on 11/07/2012 7:16:29 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Tammy8

Are you sure those in those wealthy country are rich because of their rich uncle? Even so, if they are rich, they must be doing something better to keep the wealth. Wealth represents hard work and good decisions. Poverty represents laziness. There are exceptions, but overall your wealth represents the good things you have accomplished.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 7:34:06 PM PST by sagar
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To: 2banana

Are any of your relatives by any chance Soros, Gates, and Buffet?

In reality, wealthy people are the most charitable and pay 90% of the income taxes. Even here in FR, this class warfare is happening. Without wealthy people, there would be no museums and businesses. Without wealthy people who have money to SPARE , there is no investments and capital markets. If a country has full of poor and middle class, we call that a third world hellhole!


36 posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:18 PM PST by sagar
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To: grundle

Oy vey


37 posted on 11/07/2012 7:39:12 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: sagar
I am not fostering class warfare. I am just letting FR folks know what I have seen first hand and an explanation on why these extremely wealthy counties may have went for obama.

In reality, wealthy people are the most charitable and pay 90% of the income taxes. Even here in FR, this class warfare is happening. Without wealthy people, there would be no museums and businesses. Without wealthy people who have money to SPARE , there is no investments and capital markets. If a country has full of poor and middle class, we call that a third world hellhole!

38 posted on 11/07/2012 7:43:15 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: grundle

Correction: Obama won nothing. He never has. The only way this fool is where is he is though cheating, deceit, fraud, smearing and stealing.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 7:57:20 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks grundle.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 7:59:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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