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Popular vote update Feb 11

There were a few more primaries and caucuses this past weekend, so here are updated popular vote tallies. (First version) Democratic primary popular vote totals (as of Feb 11) Republican primary popular vote totals (as of Feb 11) Both party leading candidates primary popular vote totals (as of Feb 11) My previous “quick notables” still stand:
  • The results in Michigan for the Democrats are heavily skewed in favor of Senator Clinton since Senator Obama wasn’t listed on that ballot. Notice that the “other” category there is so high. So for bean counters in the race between Clinton and Obama, that’s something to be aware of.
  • Overall voting for Democratic candidates is nearly 50 percent higher than overall voting for Republican candidates; or, reversing the math, overall Republican voting was nearly 33 percent lower than overall Democratic voting. Whichever version floats your spin boat.
  • Ron Paul has received more votes than Rudy Giuliani. And this guy saved the world from terrorism? What a joke!
  • Clinton and Obama each have received nearly twice as many votes as the leading Republican, Senator McCain.
  • In his home state of Arizona, McCain failed to garner even 50 percent of the Republican vote. That must be a little disappointing. They know something the rest of us don’t?
And here’s another notable that now occurs to me:
  • Total votes for McCain=4.9million, Romney=4.1million, Huckabee=2.5million. And yet Romney is the one who got squeezed out of the race while Huckabee threatens a Giants-over-Patriots upset? Weird.
[UPDATE] Here are some more vote tallies: Feb 13 , Feb 20 , March 5.

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