Obama Needs Fewer White Votes To Win Re-Election

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The National Journal has a very useful set of charts that show the impact of America’s changing demography on the 2012 President election. 

As the minority vote grows, both nationally and in key battleground states, President Obama’s need to carry 43% of the white vote (which is what he did in 2008) diminishes. 

A good thing for him, since his support among white voters has diminished over the course of the last two years.

You can view the National Journal maps and charts by clicking here

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