West Virginia : 2012 United States Presidential Election

The United States of America Presidential election of 2012 in West Virginia was won by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his nearest rival Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama by a victory margin of over 26%.

West Virginia is located in the Southern United States. Coal, Oil and Natural Gas production are the major contributors to the state's economy. The state is mostly covered with mountains.

West Virginia 2012 Presidential Election Results

West Virginia 2012 Presidential Election Results

Election Analysis:

For US presidential election of 2012 , West Virginia , appears to be a safe red ( Republican ) state . Republican party won in West Virginia for the past 3 presidential elections with big margins.

West Virginia has increasingly trended more Republican in recent Presidential elections. Democrats find support in the areas near the coal fields, while rest Republicans have strength in the state towards the East. The state can be considered a safe red state as the Republicans had victory with huge margins in last Presidential election and the Democratic support has fallen nationwide.
West Virginia 2012 Presidential Election Results state map

West Virginia Previous Presidential Election Results

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Political situation in West Virginia in the Year 2012:

  • West Virginia unemployment stands at 7.5% compared to the national average of 8.1% as of August 2012.
  • Democrats control all three chambers of legislation (Governorship, State House of Delegates, State Senate)
  • Population by Race in West Virginia : Year 2010

    2011 westvirginia race diversity