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Why Swing State Sportsmen Could Decide Next President

In less than 24 hours, America will decide the next president of the United States. As has been the case for many modern presidential races, victory will be determined by whomever wins the electoral votes of a few key swing states.

We find it interesting that most of the swing states are also sportsmen-friendly commonwealths. Here are the latest polling numbers, along with the number of hunters and anglers in each swing state. Will sportsmen decide the next president? According to these numbers, the winning candidate will need at least a sizable chunk of the sportsmen vote to move into the White House.

Colorado
Obama 48.2% – Romney 47.6%
Population: 5,116,796
Number of hunters/anglers: 950,000
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 18.5%

Florida
Romney 49.1% – Obama 47.7%
Population: 19,057,542
Number of hunters/anglers: 2 million
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 10.5%

Pennsylvania
Obama 47% – Romney 47%
Population: 12,742,886
Number of hunters/anglers: 1.41 million
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 11.1%

Ohio
Obama 49% – Romney 49%
Population: 11,544,951
Number of hunters/anglers: 1.48 million
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 13%

Virginia
Romney 50% – Obama 48%
Population: 8,096,604
Number of hunters/anglers: 993,000
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 12.2%

Michigan
Romney 46% – Obama 46%
Population: 9,876,187
Number of hunters/anglers: 1,728,000
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 17.4%

Wisconsin
Obama 50.5% – Romney 45.5%
Population: 5,711,767
Number of hunters/anglers: 1,663,000
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 29%

Nevada
Obama 50.% – Romney 47.4%
Population: 2,723,322
Number of hunters/anglers: 168,000
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 6.1%

Iowa
Obama 48.8% – Romney 45.5%
Population: 3,062,309
Number of hunters/anglers: 605,000
Percentage of sportsmen in population: 19.8%

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