<html> <head><style type ="text/css">body { font-family: "Bloomberg Prop Unicode I", Verdana, sans-serif; font-size:125%; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; color: #FF9F0F; background-color: #000000; text-align: left; } p {line-height: 1.25em; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" );} h1, h2, h3 { text-align: left; font-weight: normal; color: #FFFFFF; } h1 { font-size: 130%; } h2 { font-size: 115%; } h3 { font-size: 100%; } #bb-style { font-size: 90%; max-width:900px; width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); } b, strong { font-weight: bold; } i, em { color: #FEC54A; } pre { font-family: "Andale Mono", "Monaco", "Lucida Console"; letter-spacing: -0.3pt; line-height: 1.25em; } table { border: 0; font-size: 90%; width: 100%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } td, tr { text-align: left; } td.numeric { text-align: right; } a:link { color:#53B2F5; text-decoration: none; } a:visited {color:#53B2F5} a:active {color:#53B2F5} a:hover {color:#53B2F5} </style> </head> <body> <p>By Albert R. Hunt</p> <p>Here are some of the demographic differences between the 2008 presidential race and the 2010 congressional elections, as compiled by the National Election Pool, a consortium of news organizations that conducts interviews with voters as they exit the polls on Election Day. These results underscore the <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-19/ryan-on-ticket-focuses-both-campaigns-on-turnout.html">importance of turnout</a>, which could be even more critical  to the outcome this year.</p> <p>Pennsylvania:</p> <p>                                                                       2010                           2008</p> <p>White                                                             86%                          81%          (McCain won 51%-48%)</p> <p>Black                                                                9%                          13%           (Obama won 95%-5%)</p> <p>18-29                                                             13%                          18%          (Obama won 65%-35%)</p> <p>65 and older                                              23%                           15%          (McCain won 50%-49%)</p> <p>Democrats                                                 40%                           44%</p> <p>Republicans                                               37%                          37%</p> <p>Ohio:</p> <p>18-29                                                            12%                           17%          (Obama won 61%-36%)</p> <p>Democrats                                                 36%                           39%</p> <p>Republicans                                              37%                           31%</p> <p>Iowa:</p> <p>18-29                                                           10%                             17%         (Obama won 61%-36%)</p> <p>65 and older                                             24%                             18%</p> <p>Democrats                                                 31%                              34%</p> <p>Republicans                                              35%                              33%</p> <p>White evangelicals                                 37%                              31%        (McCain won 65%-33%)</p> <p>Colorado:</p> <p>Latino                                                          12%                               13%        (Obama won 61%-38%)</p> <p>65 and older                                             22%                               13%        (McCain won 53%-44%)</p> <p>Florida:</p> <p>White                                                           74%                                71%      (McCain won 56%-42%)</p> <p>Black                                                            11%                                 13%      (Obama won 96%-4%)</p> <p>Latino                                                         12%                                 14%      (Obama won 57%-42%)</p> <p>18-29                                                            8%                                  15%      (Obama won 61%-37%)</p> <p>65 and older                                            35%                                  22%      (McCain won 63%-46%)</p> <p>Democrats                                                36%                                  37%</p> <p>Republicans                                             36%                                  34%</p> <p>Virginia:</p> <p>18-29                                                          10%                                   21%      (Obama won 60%-39%)</p> <p>65 and older                                            18%                                    11%       (McCain won 53%-46%)</p> <p>Democrats                                                33%                                    39%</p> <p>Republicans                                             37%                                    33%</p> <p>White Evangelicals                                34%                                    28%      (McCain won 79%-20%)</p> <p>(Albert R. Hunt is Washington editor at Bloomberg News and a Bloomberg View columnist. Follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/AlHuntDC">Twitter</a>.)</p> <p>Read more breaking commentary from Bloomberg View columnists and editors at the <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/view/the-ticker/">Ticker</a>.</p> </body> </html>