South Dakota : 2012 United States Presidential Election

The US presidential election of 2012 in South Dakota was won by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his nearest rival Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama by a victory margin of over 18%.

South Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. Agriculture plays a major contribution to the state economy. Other contributors to the state economy include Retail, Financial Services, Health care industries.

South Dakota 2012 Presidential Election Results

South Dakota 2012 Presidential Election Results

Election Analysis:

For United States of America presidential election of 2012 , South Dakota , appears to be a safe red ( Republican ) state . Republican party won in South Dakota for the past 5 presidential elections with big margins.

South Dakota has voted for Republican Presidential candidate in all the Presidential elections since 1968. Democrats have good support among the areas with significant Native American population. South Dakota has a history of conservative leaning and can be considered a safe red state.

South Dakota Previous Presidential Election Results

southdakota presidential election results history

Political situation in South Dakota in the Year 2012:

  • South Dakota has an unemployment rate of 4.5% compared to the national average of 8.1% as of August 2012.
  • All the chambers of state legislation ( Governorship , State House of Representatives, State Senate ) are controlled by Republicans.
  • Republicans support increased in 2010 elections.
  • Population by Race in South Dakota : Year 2010

    2011 southdakota race diversity