Overview

Projected Win Margin, by National Rank
Voting Trend by Projected Win Margin, Obama
Voting Trend by Projected Win Margin, McCain


Sheet 1: Projected Win Margin, by National Rank


State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States









PERSONS 25 YEARS OLD AND OVER WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MORE, 2006









Take note of the decidedly “red” states and their corresponding national ranking.



Cautionary note




10/23/08

State Percent Rank five thirty eight . com

United States 28.0 (X)




District of Columbia 49.1 (1) + 80.7
Obama

Massachusetts 40.4 1 + 22.5
Obama

Colorado 36.4 2 + 5.3
Obama

Connecticut 36.0 3 + 17.1
Obama

Maryland 35.7 4 + 26.7
Obama

New Jersey 35.6 5 + 13.3
Obama

Vermont 34.0 6 + 26.6
Obama

Minnesota 33.5 7 + 7.9
Obama

Hawaii 32.3 8 + 29.4
Obama

New York 32.2 9 + 23.4
Obama

Virginia 32.1 11 + 6.2
Obama

New Hampshire 32.1 10 + 6.5
Obama

Kansas 31.6 12 + 14.4
McCain

Washington 31.4 13 + 13.6
Obama

Illinois 31.2 14 + 19.8
Obama

Rhode Island 30.9 15 + 21
Obama

California 29.8 16 + 16.4
Obama

North Dakota 28.7 17 + 5
McCain
Above Average Oregon 28.3 18 + 12.8
Obama

Georgia 28.1 19 + 5.5
McCain

Alaska 27.7 20 + 16
McCain
Below Average Florida 27.2 21 + 2.4
Obama

Nebraska 27.2 22 + 16.4
McCain

Utah 27.0 23 + 24.6
McCain

Maine 26.9 24 + 11.7
Obama

New Mexico 26.7 25 + 6.2
Obama

Pennsylvania 26.6 26 + 9.7
Obama

Delaware 26.2 27 + 19.7
Obama

Michigan 26.1 28 + 9.3
Obama

North Carolina 25.6 29 + 1.3
Obama

Texas 25.5 30 + 12.6
McCain

South Dakota 25.3 31 + 9.8
McCain

Montana 25.1 33 + 6.5
McCain

Idaho 25.1 32 + 26
McCain

Iowa 24.7 34 + 12.8
Obama

Wisconsin 24.6 35 + 10.5
Obama

Arizona 24.5 36 + 13.2
McCain

Missouri 24.3 37 + 1.1
Obama

Ohio 23.3 38 + 2.1
Obama

Oklahoma 22.9 39 + 26.1
McCain

South Carolina 22.6 40 + 11.5
McCain

Tennessee 22.0 41 + 13.7
McCain

Indiana 21.9 42 + 1.6
McCain

Louisiana 21.2 43 + 6.6
McCain

Mississippi 21.1 44 + 9.2
McCain

Wyoming 20.8 45 + 10.5
Obama

Alabama 20.8 45 + 20.5
McCain

Nevada 20.8 45 + 1.9
Obama

Kentucky 20.2 48 + 14.1
McCain

Arkansas 19.0 49 + 7.3
McCain

West Virginia 15.9 50 + 7.5
McCain









SYMBOL

X Not applicable.









Source: U.S. Census Bureau,

See Table 221, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2008.









For more information:

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education/cps2006.html

Sheet 2: Voting Trend by Projected Win Margin, Obama


PERSONS 25 YEARS OLD AND OVER WITH BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MORE, 2006










Take note of the decidedly “blue” states and their corresponding national ranking.



Cautionary note




10/23/08

State Percent Rank five thirty eight . com

United States 28.0 (X)




District of Columbia 49.1 (1) + 80.7
Obama

Hawaii 32.3 8 + 29.4
Obama

Maryland 35.7 4 + 26.7
Obama

Vermont 34.0 6 + 26.6
Obama

New York 32.2 9 + 23.4
Obama

Massachusetts 40.4 1 + 22.5
Obama

Rhode Island 30.9 15 + 21
Obama

Illinois 31.2 14 + 19.8
Obama

Delaware 26.2 27 + 19.7
Obama

Connecticut 36.0 3 + 17.1
Obama

California 29.8 16 + 16.4
Obama

Washington 31.4 13 + 13.6
Obama

New Jersey 35.6 5 + 13.3
Obama

Oregon 28.3 18 + 12.8
Obama

Iowa 24.7 34 + 12.8
Obama

Maine 26.9 24 + 11.7
Obama

Wisconsin 24.6 35 + 10.5
Obama

Wyoming 20.8 45 + 10.5
Obama

Pennsylvania 26.6 26 + 9.7
Obama

Michigan 26.1 28 + 9.3
Obama

Minnesota 33.5 7 + 7.9
Obama

New Hampshire 32.1 10 + 6.5
Obama

Virginia 32.1 11 + 6.2
Obama

New Mexico 26.7 25 + 6.2
Obama

Colorado 36.4 2 + 5.3
Obama

Florida 27.2 21 + 2.4
Obama

Ohio 23.3 38 + 2.1
Obama

Nevada 20.8 45 + 1.9
Obama

North Carolina 25.6 29 + 1.3
Obama

Missouri 24.3 37 + 1.1
Obama









SYMBOL






X Not applicable.














Source: U.S. Census Bureau,

See Table 221, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2008.









For more information:

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education/cps2006.html

Sheet 3: Voting Trend by Projected Win Margin, McCain


PERSONS 25 YEARS OLD AND OVER WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MORE, 2006










Take note of the decidedly “red” states and their corresponding national ranking.



Cautionary note




10/23/08

State Percent Rank five thirty eight . com

United States 28.0 (X)




Oklahoma 22.9 39 + 26.1
McCain

Idaho 25.1 32 + 26
McCain

Utah 27.0 23 + 24.6
McCain

Alabama 20.8 45 + 20.5
McCain

Nebraska 27.2 22 + 16.4
McCain

Alaska 27.7 20 + 16
McCain

Kansas 31.6 12 + 14.4
McCain

Kentucky 20.2 48 + 14.1
McCain

Tennessee 22.0 41 + 13.7
McCain

Arizona 24.5 36 + 13.2
McCain

Texas 25.5 30 + 12.6
McCain

South Carolina 22.6 40 + 11.5
McCain

South Dakota 25.3 31 + 9.8
McCain

Mississippi 21.1 44 + 9.2
McCain

West Virginia 15.9 50 + 7.5
McCain

Arkansas 19.0 49 + 7.3
McCain

Louisiana 21.2 43 + 6.6
McCain

Montana 25.1 33 + 6.5
McCain

Georgia 28.1 19 + 5.5
McCain

North Dakota 28.7 17 + 5
McCain

Indiana 21.9 42 + 1.6
McCain









SYMBOL






X Not applicable.














Source: U.S. Census Bureau,

See Table 221, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2008.









For more information:

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education/cps2006.html