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2012 Election Briefing Book_FINAL R2

2012 Election Briefing Book_FINAL R2

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The 2008 presidential election set a record for
voter turnout. With margins razor thin in many
battleground states, turnout could be a deciding
factor.

With Obama performing better in polls among the
wider universe of registered voters than likely
voters, a larger turnout would probably benefit the
president while a smaller turnout would help
Romney.

Midterm Elections

Presidential Elections

Source: George Mason University, United States Elections Project

YEAR TURNOUT %

TOTAL
TURNOUT

2010

41.0%

90 million

2006

40.4%

86 million

2002

39.5%

80 million

1998

38.1%

75 million

1994

41.1%

75 million

1990

38.4%

68 million

1986

38.1%

65 million

1982

42.1%

68 million

AVG

39.7%

YEAR TURNOUT %

TOTAL
TURNOUT

2008

61.6%

133 million

2004

60.1%

124 million

2000

54.2%

107 million

1996

51.7%

96 million

1992

58.1%

104 million

1988

52.8%

92 million

1984

55.2%

93 million

1980

54.2%

87 million

AVG

56%

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