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Factors that Will Decide 2012 Elections

Factors and demographics that will yield important influence on results of the 2012 elections.

Gun Owners as a Percentage of Each State's Population
This article lists gun owners as a percentage of each state's population.

Women as a Percentage of Each State's Population
This article lists women as a percentage of each state's population, per the 2010 U.S. census.

President Obama's Middle East Victories and the 2012 Election
Analyzes the impact of President Obama's successes in the Middle East and US national security on the 2012 presidential election.

Senior Citizen Population by State
Lists the population of senior citizens by state per the 2010 Census.

Unemployment Rate by State
Lists the unemployment rate by state as of June 2011.

Hispanic Population by State in 2010
Percentage of population that is Hispanic, for each state in 2010. Hispanic voters will exert a decisive influence in 2012 elections, as they did in 2008 and 2010.

Top 20 Labor Union States
Analysis of top 20 labor unions states in 2011, data that strongly suggests a new pro-labor political coalition between "blue" and "red" states.

Foreclosure Rates by State
This article lists housing foreclosure rate, by state, as of the end of June 2011. High foreclosure rates are expected to be a factor in the 2012 elections.

African-American Population by State in 2010
Article lists the percentage of each state that is African-American, per the 2010 U.S. census, from the highest to lowest percentage of the total state population.

Poverty Level Persons by State
Lists the population of below poverty-level households by state per the 2010 Census.

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