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Obama Wins 8 of the Nationís 10 Wealthiest Counties
CNBC ^ | November 7, 2012 | Paul Toscano

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:30 PM PST by grundle

In an election that often focused on debates about class warfare, President Barack Obama was favored over multimillionaire businessman Mitt Romney in eight of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties.

And his margin of victory in all eight counties was greater than that of the national vote, in which Obama was leading by 50 percent to 48 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting.

The findings are based on a CNBC.com analysis of Census Bureau numbers on average annual household income from 2006-2011 and results from Tuesday’s elections.

The 10 richest counties accounted for 1,337,700 votes, or about 1.1 percent of the national popular vote.

In the richest, Massachusetts’ Nantucket County, where average annual household income is over $137,000, Obama won by 63 percent to Romney’s 36 percent with all precincts reporting. The richest county in Romney’s home state is also where, just prior to accepting the Republican nomination, the former Massachusetts governor held a $75,000-per-person dinner fundraiser.

In none of the richest counties was the margin of victory wider than in California’s Marin County, just north of San Francisco, where the president won by 74 percent to 23 percent, with all precincts reporting. In Marin, the average annual household income is $128,544.

The two richest counties where Romney won were in New Jersey: adjacent Hunterdon and Morris counties in the northern part of the state. Romney won in Morris by 55 percent to 44 percent and in Hunterdon by 59 percent to 40 percent. However, Somerset County, which abuts Hunterdon and Morris, went to Obama by 53 percent to 47 percent.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2012analysis; 2012electionanalysis; 2012obamafraud

1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:35 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Hey, at least there is hope if there are successful people voting for Obama. I thought it was only welfare queens and moochers!


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:26:45 PM PST by sagar
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To: grundle

Lenin had it right. The capitalist would sell the Reds the ropes with which to hang them. Without the money and brains of highly successful people the Dem party would be dead. The SEIU can’t run it on their stupid own.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:27:38 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: grundle

Again, wealth and power bring corruption. I can say honestly that Romney didn’t just lose the poor, the real wealthy elites in America were also a point of losing for him. For a little clue, the libs pretty much dominate, statistically speaking the extreme ends on the spectrum. If you took a look at the wealthiest Americans in say, Forbes magazine, you would find that the Democrats have a majority of net worths behind them. Again, it’s an old story, but the Democrats have been in bed with the wealthy and powerful out there for a long, long, time.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:29:17 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: grundle
They are the super rich, they can afford it.

These are the “too big to fail” group

The small businessman can't

5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:32:06 PM PST by RedMonqey (America: It was a good run. Last conservative, Please turn off the lights...)
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To: sagar

Old money, trust funders, media elite, finance people. Did somebody say “productive”?


6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:34:14 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Morpheus2009

but isn’t it funny how it is the republican who is demonized for his wealth?


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:58 PM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: grundle

Let’s see how they like it when they are forced to spread the wealth.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:08 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

I think I’m going to get in line with my hand out. I want me some of that wealth spreading since a majority of Americans voted for it. Yep, we all need to get our slice of the pie too.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: EBH

Not really, when you consider that the vast majority of those involved in private equity are Democrat, and Romney is an exception, it’s not far-fetched for them to despise him for it, and running as opposed to being an Obama campaign donor.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:07 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: randita

VA and PA ping


11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:07 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: grundle

Hehe, and people find this surprising. Socialism, fascism/marxism/communism, are just a re-packaged form of monarchy. The only variation is who gets to call the shots, and who can take the gold. The old line wealth learned this long ago, and the new line wealth just figured this out. If they know that their industries will be nationalized, they’ll get into bed with the dictator, hoping that they get screwed last, or at least curry favor.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:34 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: grundle

Good and I hope they get taxed up the wazoo..........they own it but they will probably cry like babies when they get taxed.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by proudCArepublican
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To: matt04

You have to understand that redistribution is partisan, and plenty of statements are strictly for show. Obama and his policies have yet to really amount to any serious criticism of a wall street banker. In fact, most of it has been an act to make it look like he cares. Where’s all the arrests of evil AIG, or Goldman-Sachs? or How about the bailed out Bank of America? The left enjoys doing exactly what they accuse others of doing? They don’t despise it: They revel in it.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:54 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: sagar

I could be wrong...I have been before, but my opinion is there is a huge difference in people that earn their money and those that inherited it...


15 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:25 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: grundle

Makes sense. They got money, now they want power. A seat at the table of power as the “prefered ones” in the new socialist states of America.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 6:46:51 PM PST by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: grundle

Fairfax and to a lesser extent Loudoun counties get their wealth from defense work. That’s why it is critically important to sequester and cut off that gravy train. Many other blue counties will suffer as well. The next thing that will happen is Feinstein will go visit dirty Harry and tell him to call Boner and cut a deal on taxes. If Harry dithers she will throw him across the room. Once senate dems fall in line on a tax deal, Obama will simply sign it.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:48:32 PM PST by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: grundle

I have some very wealthy family members and they are all far left liberals.

1. They believe the Federal Government should help people. NOT them. Not their time, talent or money. But somebody else should do it. They support every big/all government programs as it helps their guilt for having so much.

2. NONE of them believe that ANY of these programs will affect them. Wait in line for a doctor? Not a chance in hell. Section 8 housing? Not in their neighborhood. Private schools for all their children. Government programs are for the little people.

3. Taxes? They have armies of accountants and lawyers and shield nearly all of their assets and income. Taxes are for the little people.

4. They honestly believe they are doing God’s working supporting Obama.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 6:49:05 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: grundle
when you serve the ultra rich and the poor, you know where it leaves the middle, working class....

I've always said that "taxing the rich" is really code for "taxing the middle"....in some way, somehow, they'll figure it out..

19 posted on 11/07/2012 6:51:22 PM PST by cherry
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To: grundle

I hope they are taxed so freaking hard that they will be on EBT cards come 2014.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 6:52:20 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: grundle

I guess John F. Kerry didn’t have no moneys because rich people are evil and we certainly would’ve heard about it if he was one of those evil rich bastards who never worked a day in his life for all that moolah.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:52:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morpheus2009

I’ll bet these rich areas have a lot of academia in them, along with Trust fund babies who never work....


22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:52:26 PM PST by cherry
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To: LifeComesFirst

+Fairfax, VA: guvtit.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:55:48 PM PST by FredZarguna (I'm sorry, General Washington. We owed you and the men at Valley Forge so much more than this.)
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To: grundle
Notice they parse it by *county*, not precinct. Most counties are HUGE and can have a lot of "poor" included in the vote with the "rich". Many poor voting for Obongo outnumber the fewer wealthy in the county.

This is just more leftist propaganda. This is just as usefuyl as those comparisons that say "look at how much acreage of the US voted for Romney!"

24 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:49 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: grundle

Throw them under the bus and spread their wealth. I don’t want to hear their cries.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:16 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: grundle

People who made money too easily. No real hard work. There I said it.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:59:39 PM PST by Clock King
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To: grundle

Occupy Marin County


27 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:37 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me.

If you see posts of interest to Virginians, please ping me.

Thanks!


28 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:22 PM PST by randita
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To: matt04
Let’s see how they like it when they are forced to spread the wealth.

They will get it back ten fold on some Green Energy boondoggle or some such crony deal.

It's the Chicago Way.

29 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: grundle

Interesting that Morris County — Chris Christie’s home turf where he currently lives and where he got his start in politics — went for Romney. Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon are heavily Republican counties, but they’re not necessarily conservative when it comes to many issues. I suspect the Somerset Co. vote for Obama was mainly due to low GOP turnout in a state that wasn’t contested by either candidate and where there were no close races for any office.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:30 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: factoryrat
Socialism, fascism/marxism/communism, are just a re-packaged form of monarchy.

Bingo. There are really only two from of government. Either a Free Republic, or a form of Monarchy that has many alias names that result in the same end.

31 posted on 11/07/2012 7:12:54 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: grundle

I grew up in Montgomery County, MD and moved away for the past 30 years. Over this time Bethesda has been transformed from a relatively sleepy (yet expensive) D.C. suburb to a cosmopolitan hub, with some of the area’s best restaurants and shops in the center of town near the Metro station. My sense is that the majority of its residents voted for Obama. Recently while visiting there I couldn’t help thinking that all the conspicuous consumption and “upscale-ness” going on in Bethesda is, directly or indirectly, more than 75% dependent on Federal Government expenditure. There is no way these very high-end Washingtonians, Democrat or Republican, will tolerate a shrinking of our government. These people are also very much a part of the 47%.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 7:13:47 PM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: grundle

crony capitalists have never minded working with ideologues, even Marxist ideologues (whose got factories in China)

and ideologues, even Marxist ideologues like Obama have never minded working with crony capitalists

until the tax system is squashed flat, and

presidents no longer think, Soviet style, that THEY are the chief economic manager of the country (as Obama once referred to himself), financial marriages of convenience will continue to dominate the affairs of the biggest U.S. cron capitalists and the biggest politicians


33 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:07 PM PST by Wuli
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To: 2banana

well stated


34 posted on 11/07/2012 7:16:29 PM PST by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Tammy8

Are you sure those in those wealthy country are rich because of their rich uncle? Even so, if they are rich, they must be doing something better to keep the wealth. Wealth represents hard work and good decisions. Poverty represents laziness. There are exceptions, but overall your wealth represents the good things you have accomplished.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 7:34:06 PM PST by sagar
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To: 2banana

Are any of your relatives by any chance Soros, Gates, and Buffet?

In reality, wealthy people are the most charitable and pay 90% of the income taxes. Even here in FR, this class warfare is happening. Without wealthy people, there would be no museums and businesses. Without wealthy people who have money to SPARE , there is no investments and capital markets. If a country has full of poor and middle class, we call that a third world hellhole!


36 posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:18 PM PST by sagar
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To: grundle

Oy vey


37 posted on 11/07/2012 7:39:12 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: sagar
I am not fostering class warfare. I am just letting FR folks know what I have seen first hand and an explanation on why these extremely wealthy counties may have went for obama.

In reality, wealthy people are the most charitable and pay 90% of the income taxes. Even here in FR, this class warfare is happening. Without wealthy people, there would be no museums and businesses. Without wealthy people who have money to SPARE , there is no investments and capital markets. If a country has full of poor and middle class, we call that a third world hellhole!

38 posted on 11/07/2012 7:43:15 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: grundle

Correction: Obama won nothing. He never has. The only way this fool is where is he is though cheating, deceit, fraud, smearing and stealing.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 7:57:20 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks grundle.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 7:59:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: grundle

I grew up in Fairfield County and there are a lot of good people there and I would say the majority are def. right leaning voters (besides NYC migrants). Sadly, the cesspool of Bridgeport is also in Fairfield County and they only need to find extra ballots in car trunks or empty warehouses in order to squeeze out the win.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 8:38:18 PM PST by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: grundle

The rich don’t draw salaries.

Only the middle class does.

We have to pay off all the debt.

Not the rich, not the lower class- us and just us.


42 posted on 11/07/2012 8:56:58 PM PST by NoLibZone ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic")
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To: sagar

I sure didn’t say they were all there due to their rich uncle.

When you say poverty represents laziness I would have to ask you what you consider poverty. If it is an income level then you are dead wrong. If it is an entitlement attitude that someone else needs to provide for them then I would agree. I know people who choose to do things with their life that bring little financial reward, some of their choices involve very hard work. As long as people don’t expect others to finance their choices I see no relationship of poverty to laziness. Lifestyle is about choices, some choose to do what makes them happy and know they are giving up some or many financial rewards. It really isn’t all about money to everyone.

You seriously believe wealth- as in money and possessions is any indication of good things a person has done? Really? How does that fit with the wealth of mobsters, drug dealers, and other criminals? In spite of the saying- sometimes crime really does pay and can buy some really nice trimmings. Some wealth represents hard work and good decisions, some wealth represents being born into the right family some represents being willing to sell their soul to the devil.

Some of the finest people I have known have been dirt poor. Some of the finest people I have known have been extremely wealthy. Some of the sorriest people I have known have been dirt poor. Some of the sorriest people I have known have been extremely wealthy. Wealth or poverty are not indicators of character, or work ethic- good or bad.

As to wealthy people doing “something better to keep their wealth” how do you know they are keeping their wealth? You would have to really know someone over a period of time to know that. Many very wealthy people have died poor so they must not have always done something better than others.


43 posted on 11/07/2012 9:55:16 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: grundle

Just goes to prove the old adage that having lots of money doesn’t mean you are smart or have common sense.

Hope these rich 1 Percenter Democrats get taxed to hell by their own leaders.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 10:17:56 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: grundle

Of course this is the typical socialist make up of society. The rich elite and the poor/lazy/moocher class and, nothing in between. The rich don’t GAF because they have their off shore accounts and enough cash to buy a doctor and nurse to live at their mansions if they need good healthcare. Do you think Michael Moore will be sitting waiting to see his GP for months or, waiting to get his fat ass an xray for months or, think he cares about being “Declined” for meds or treatment because of whatever bureaucratic nonsense in the deathcare bill? Do you think any of these guilty white rich elites in the Northeast and Hollywood GAF about lay offs and jobs being lost?

Uh, no.


45 posted on 11/08/2012 2:54:50 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: 2banana

Bingo! And sadly they’re right it won’t affect them because they have the money to afford high gas, food, clothes, healthcare premiums and EPA regulations.
The only way they’ll feel it is if they sell a product and the average slob (in their eyes) can’t buy it any longer due to lack of income.


46 posted on 11/08/2012 2:59:20 AM PST by snarkytart
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