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12:36 p.m. EST, Oct 27 '08
General Information
  • CNN Electoral College Map estimate:
    Leaning McCain
  • 2004 presidential result:
    George W. Bush with 60 percent
  • Primary results:
    Hillary Clinton (D):
    Margin of victory 2 percentage points
    John McCain (R):
    Margin of victory 67 percentage points
Demographics
  • Population 6,080,485:
    87.5% White
    8.4% Black
    0.3% American Indian/Alaskan native
    1.0% Asian
    0.0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1.2% Mixed race
    1.6% Other race
  • Median household income: $41,567
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 9.5%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 12.4%
  • Percentage with college degree: 19.4%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 3.5%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 5.9%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Mitch Daniels (R) re-election 2008
  • U.S. senators:
    Evan Bayh (D) re-election 2010
    Richard Lugar (R) re-election 2012
    • U.S. House delegation:
      5 Democrats, 4 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      17 Democrats, 33 Republicans
    • State House:
      51 Democrats, 49 Republicans

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