Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

How To Spend Your Saturday Night How To Spend Your Saturday Night

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Blogs / CAMPAIGN 2012

How To Spend Your Saturday Night

January 20, 2012

If you're like us, you'll spend Saturday evening clicking refresh to get the latest results out of South Carolina. Here are the key areas to watch as the numbers roll in:

-- The Upstate: The northwest corner of the state, sandwiched between Georgia and North Carolina, is the buckle of the Bible Belt, the center of the state's socially conservative, evangelical Christian electorate. Mike Huckabee won most Upstate counties in 2008, but not by huge margins. Together, Greenville and Spartanburg Counties will contribute more than 20 percent of the primary vote. Huckabee beat John McCain by about 3 percent in Greenville County, 29 percent to 26 percent, while Fred Thompson took another 21 percent. Huckabee took 34 percent in Spartanburg County to McCain's 27 percent and Thompson's 20 percent.

Look for both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to play well in the Upstate. The question is, how evenly do they split those votes? If they split more evenly than Huckabee and Thompson did in 2008, that only helps Mitt Romney, whose coalition more closely resembles McCain's. Anderson County and York County will contribute about 20,000 votes each to the statewide total; Huckabee and Thompson combined took 54 percent and 59 percent in those two counties four years ago.

More Blogs
Job Board
Search Jobs
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Rail Field Construction Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Jacksonville, FL
Manager, Quality Assurance
American Society of Civil Engineers | Memphis, TN
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Comments
comments powered by Disqus