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12:36 p.m. EST, Oct 27 '08
General Information
  • CNN Electoral College Map estimate:
    Leaning Obama
  • 2004 presidential result:
    George W. Bush with 50.0 percent
  • Primary results:
    Barack Obama (D):
    Margin of victory 8 percentage points
    Mike Huckabee (R):
    Margin of victory 10 percentage points
Demographics
  • Population 2,926,324:
    93.9% White
    2.1% Black
    0.3% American Indian/Alaskan native
    1.3% Asian
    0.0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1.1% Mixed race
    1.3% Other race
  • Median household income: $39,469
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 9.1%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 14.9%
  • Percentage with college degree: 21.2%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 2.8%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 4.0%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Chet Culver (D) re-election 2010
  • U.S. senators:
    Tom Harkin (D) re-election 2008
    Charles Grassley (R) re-election 2010
    • U.S. House delegation:
      3 Democrats, 2 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      30 Democrats, 20 Republicans
    • State House:
      53 Democrats, 47 Republicans

Sources: CNN, Associated Press, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note
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