Presidential Election of 2008

In the United States of America Presidential election of 2008, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama swept the election results with a victory margin of over 7%.
Weak US economy, Obama's stand against continued US presence in Iraq helped him to win the 2008 election by a huge margin.

2008 Presidential Election Results

John McCainRepublican Party
Barack ObamaDemocratic Party

2008 presidential election results

Political situation during election of 2008:

1. Continuous US causalities in Iraq War .
2. Housing Bubble bursts.
3. US economy in recession.

Close States (margin<6%):

Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio

Population by Race for the United States : Year 2008

2000 united states race diversity

Presidential Candidates for the Election of 2008 :

Biography of John McCain ( Republican party presidential candidate ):

Occupation: U.S. Senator
Occupational Background: U.S. Senator; U.S. Representative; U.S. Navy Captain; Naval Aviator
Educational Backg.round: U.S. Naval Academy
Prior Governmental Experience: U.S. Senator; U.S: Representative

Biography of Barack Obama ( Democratic party presidential candidate ):

Occupation: U.S.Senator.
Occupational Background: Community organizer, civil rights lawyer, and constitutional law teacher.
Educational Background: Graduated from Columbia and Harvard Law School.
Prior Govt Experience: Served for 8 years as an Illinois state Senator.

State Details 2008