ps141essay - Jose Revuelta TA: Curtis Yee November 8, 2008...

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Jose Revuelta TA: Curtis Yee November 8, 2008 The Democratic South Strikes Back In Merle Black’s Transformation of the Southern Democratic Party , there is the discussion of overwhelming evidence showing that the South, which used to be primarily Democratic, has realigned over the course of the past 40 years toward the Republican Party. Using two heavily contested southern states, we find that there are exceptions to this belief, albeit a small exception to the rest of the south who voted in great majority for the Republican Party. Specifically, there is a focus on two southern battleground states, which are states that are continuously fought over by both sides of the party, and change from year to year and even over the course of the campaign. In order to test the validity of Merle Black’s essay, we look specifically at North Carolina and Florida, two southern battleground states. In North Carolina, “Republicans have carried the state in nine of the last 10 presidential elections, usually by comfortable margins.” i In the past 2 elections, George W. Bush won by 13- point margin in 2000 and a 12-point margin in 2004. ii
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