Skip to comments.Obama Wins 8 of the Nationís 10 Wealthiest Counties
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 nations 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 Tuesdays 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 Romneys 36 percent with all precincts reporting. The richest county in Romneys 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 Californias 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.
I grew up in Fairfield County and there are a lot of good people there and I would say the majority are def. right leaning voters (besides NYC migrants). Sadly, the cesspool of Bridgeport is also in Fairfield County and they only need to find extra ballots in car trunks or empty warehouses in order to squeeze out the win.
The rich don’t draw salaries.
Only the middle class does.
We have to pay off all the debt.
Not the rich, not the lower class- us and just us.
I sure didn’t say they were all there due to their rich uncle.
When you say poverty represents laziness I would have to ask you what you consider poverty. If it is an income level then you are dead wrong. If it is an entitlement attitude that someone else needs to provide for them then I would agree. I know people who choose to do things with their life that bring little financial reward, some of their choices involve very hard work. As long as people don’t expect others to finance their choices I see no relationship of poverty to laziness. Lifestyle is about choices, some choose to do what makes them happy and know they are giving up some or many financial rewards. It really isn’t all about money to everyone.
You seriously believe wealth- as in money and possessions is any indication of good things a person has done? Really? How does that fit with the wealth of mobsters, drug dealers, and other criminals? In spite of the saying- sometimes crime really does pay and can buy some really nice trimmings. Some wealth represents hard work and good decisions, some wealth represents being born into the right family some represents being willing to sell their soul to the devil.
Some of the finest people I have known have been dirt poor. Some of the finest people I have known have been extremely wealthy. Some of the sorriest people I have known have been dirt poor. Some of the sorriest people I have known have been extremely wealthy. Wealth or poverty are not indicators of character, or work ethic- good or bad.
As to wealthy people doing “something better to keep their wealth” how do you know they are keeping their wealth? You would have to really know someone over a period of time to know that. Many very wealthy people have died poor so they must not have always done something better than others.
Just goes to prove the old adage that having lots of money doesn’t mean you are smart or have common sense.
Hope these rich 1 Percenter Democrats get taxed to hell by their own leaders.
Of course this is the typical socialist make up of society. The rich elite and the poor/lazy/moocher class and, nothing in between. The rich don’t GAF because they have their off shore accounts and enough cash to buy a doctor and nurse to live at their mansions if they need good healthcare. Do you think Michael Moore will be sitting waiting to see his GP for months or, waiting to get his fat ass an xray for months or, think he cares about being “Declined” for meds or treatment because of whatever bureaucratic nonsense in the deathcare bill? Do you think any of these guilty white rich elites in the Northeast and Hollywood GAF about lay offs and jobs being lost?
Bingo! And sadly they’re right it won’t affect them because they have the money to afford high gas, food, clothes, healthcare premiums and EPA regulations.
The only way they’ll feel it is if they sell a product and the average slob (in their eyes) can’t buy it any longer due to lack of income.