Calling All Junkies

As we’ve said before, Michael Barone knows as much as anyone alive about the nuts and bolts of American politics. His Almanac of American Politics has just been published; for Michael’s take on what it all means, check out his blog:

The just published Almanac of American Politics 2006, of which I am co-author, is out and can be ordered: www.aap2006.com. It includes the presidential vote within each congressional district, as calculated by Polidata.
Let me add here some additional analysis of the presidential vote by CD. Nationwide Bush’s percentage increased 3 percent from 2000 to 2004, from 48 to 51 percent. In most CDs his percentage increased between 0 percent (rounded off) and 5 percent, as one might expect.
Where did Bush gain most (6 percent or more)? In districts that can be characterized by the following labels: Italians, Jacksonians, Latinos, and Asians.
Where did the Bush percentage decline most (3 percent or more)? In districts that can be characterized by the following labels: Universities, Episcopalians, Changing Neighborhoods.

This is just a summary, of course; for chapter and verse, read the whole thing.
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