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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 56.7 percent
  • Primary results:
    Barack Obama (D):
    Margin of victory 21 percentage points
    Mike Huckabee (R):
    Margin of victory 1 percentage point
Demographics
  • Population 4,468,976:
    63.9% White
    32.5% Black
    0.6% American Indian/Alaskan native
    1.2% Asian
    0.0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1.1% Mixed race
    0.7% Other race
  • Median household income: $32.566
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 19.6%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 11.6%
  • Percentage with college degree: 18.7%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 2.4%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 3.8%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Bobby Jindal (R) re-election 2011
  • U.S. senators:
    Mary Landrieu (D) re-election 2008
    David Vitter (R) re-election 2011
    • U.S. House delegation:
      3 Democrats, 4 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      23 Democrats, 15 Republicans, 1 vacant
    • State House:
      53 Democrats, 49 Republicans, 2 independents

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