IUPUI Analyst Defines Presidential Race
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An Indiana political analyst says Republicans are pretty much considering Indiana in the bag for Mitt Romney for President.
IUPUI political analyst Margaret Ferguson says Indiana was a factor that helped Barack Obama win the White House. However, Ferguson says the last presidential election was an unusual event and the state has swung back to its normal pattern of voting Republican on the presidential level. Ferguson says the state has a 50-year history of voting Republican. Ferguson says it would've been surprising had Obama been able to maintain overwhelming support in Indiana.
Ferguson says Indiana has a mere eleven electoral votes and the Romney camp will focus on winning Ohio. Ferguson says the state of the economy is the primary issue for both candidates. She says Obama is arguing that the economy is better than it was four years ago, but adds that convincing voters is his big challenge.