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It turns out that Obama didn't win because of a surge in young or black voters, or small-time donors. Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is dynamite with the folks in Georgia

By Tumbler   January 2009

Talking about a revolution

There are three myths about Obama’s victory that just won’t die. The first is that he was swept into power by a surge of black votes. Not really. Black voters made up 11 per cent of the electorate in 2004 and 13 per cent in 2008, just over 2m extra votes in total. He got just 7 per cent more of the black vote than John Kerry.

The second is that young voters did it. Again, not really. An exit poll by Edison Media Research/Mitofsky International found that under-30s made 18 per cent of the vote…

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