After months of punditry and polling trying to figure out who still wanted Barack Obama running the show and who didn't, last night's results give us insight into the types of people who voted for his re-election. Some of the demographics like the Black, Latino and young people votes, didn't surprise. Obama got 93 percent of black voters (representing 13 percent of the electorate), 71 percent of Latinos (representing 10 percent), and 60 percent of young voters. Thanks to the GOP's rape apologist caucus among other generally bad for women things, he also not too surprisingly won the female vote, getting 53 percent of women voters. But, other generalized groups of people went for the president that we wouldn't necessarily have expected to go for Obama.
The Richest Counties in America
Going against the pundit stereotype, Obama won the country's richest counties, according to Reuters's Felix Salmon, who posted this on his personal Tumblr.
Throughout this election we heard a narrative about the nation's wealthy being turned off by Obama because he made them feel guilty for being rich. But at least in those richest counties, that didn't matter. Part of this breakdown might have to do with education? Obama also won the college educated vote, getting 53 percent in Virginia, where three of those six richest counties are located.