As we approach the last Election Day on November 4, here is a list of key numbers and percentages that have greatly influenced this election.
- 91% – Percentage of the national population that rates the economic conditions as “only fair" or “poor,” according to Gallup
- 40% – Key percentage to look for in Indiana is if Obama can win 40% or more of the white vote. If Obama goes north of this number, he likely wins Indiana
- I 30-49 – Independent 30-49 year old middle age voters are critical in deciding who will win Indiana’s eleven electoral votes
- 26 – MINIMUM number of new legislators that will show up for the 2009 Indiana General Assembly. This number is likely to go up following the defeat of incumbents
- 76 – Number of IBRG Endorsed legislative candidates in 2008
- 1 – Number of truly competitive Senate races on IBRG’s radar screen
- 8 – Number of competitive House races IBRG is playing in today
- 13 – House races that are either lean or toss-up
- +2 R / +3 D – This is the likely range for party change in the Indiana House
- 345,582 – Newly registered voters in 2008 alone (8.4% of voters)
- 525,264 – Newly registered voters since 2006 General Election. That means that 12.7% of voters are newly registered since 2006. This is a huge NEW voting block that did not exist two years ago.
- 455,035 – Absentee ballots cast as of last night. This is already 11% of total registered voters (4,135,301 active voters).
Finally, the last number that may matter most to all of us – 4; there are only four days left to vote.