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Popkey: Idaho Gave Romney Love

Idaho was Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s 4th-best state, so it should be no surprise that Romney carried 31 of 35 of Idaho’s legislative districts. But new data posted Monday on the Daily Kos Elections Live Digest is fun to look at. Romney’s best showing was in District 34, home to Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg. Romney carried 92 percent of the vote to President Obama’s 7 percent in the district including all of Madison County and a slice of Bonneville. ... Romney’s top state was Utah, where he carried 72.8 percent of the vote, followed by Wyoming at 68.6 percent, Oklahoma at 66.8 percent and Idaho at 64.5 percent/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: I'm not surprised that Romney received a higher percentage of the vote in Utah than Idaho. But I am surprised that three states gave Romney more of the vote than Idaho. How about you?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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