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12:36 p.m. EST, Oct 27 '08
General Information
  • CNN Electoral College Map estimate:
    Tossup
  • 2004 presidential result:
    George W. Bush with 52.1 percent
  • Primary results:
    Hillary Clinton (D):
    Margin of victory 17 percentage points
    John McCain (R):
    Margin of victory 5 percentage points
Demographics
  • Population 15,982,378:
    78.0% White
    14.6% Black
    0.3% American Indian/Alaskan native
    1.7% Asian
    0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    2.4% Mixed race
    3.0% Other race
  • Median household income: $38,819
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 12.5%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 17.6%
  • Percentage with college degree: 22.3%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 16.8%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 5.5%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Charlie Crist (R) re-election 2010
  • U.S. senators:
    Bill Nelson (D) re-election 2012
    Mel Martinez (R) re-election 2010
    • U.S. House delegation:
      9 Democrats, 16 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      14 Democrats, 26 Republicans
    • State House:
      43 Democrats, 77 Republicans

Sources: CNN, Associated Press, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note
• All Times Eastern Standard
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