Iowa : 2012 United States Presidential Election

The United States of America Presidential election of 2012 in Iowa , was won by Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama over his nearest rival Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney by a victory margin of over 5%.

Iowa is located in the Midwestern part of the United States. Once an agriculture economy , Iowa has now transitioned into more diversified economy with Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Green Energy industries etc making sizable contribution.

Iowa 2012 Presidential Election Results :

Iowa 2012 United States Presidential Election Results
Election Analysis:

For US presidential election of 2012 , Iowa , was considered to be a toss up state . Democratic party won in four of the past 5 presidential elections. Obama won the state in 2008 Presidential election by a margin of over 9.5%

Iowa population is 93% white. The state voted heavily for Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Iowa put Obama in national spotlight after his big victory in the state over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic caucuses. Iowa was considered a tossup due to decreasing popularity of Obama nationwide.

Iowa Previous Presidential Election Results

iowa presidential election results history

Political situation in Iowa in the Year 2012:

1. Iowa enjoys AAA credit rating.
2. Iowa's unemployment rate stands at 5.5% well short of national average of 8.1% as of August 2012.
3. Iowa's democratic caucus winner Obama goes on to become the 44th United States President.
4. Obama performance as the President falls well short of the expectation generated in Iowa as a result Republicans outperform in Iowa's 2010 elections.

Population by Race in Iowa : Year 2010

2011 iowa race diversity