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Obama Pre-Election Enthusiasm In PWC Down 72% From 2008

Prince William County

In one of his last rallies of the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama visited the key Virginia swing-county of Prince William and drew 85,000 to a rally so large that it had to be held at the county’s fairgrounds.

In one of his last rallies of the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama visited Prince William County and drew 24,000 to a rally that barely filled the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater.  And that was only with the assistance of opening acts Bill Clinton and the Dave Matthews Band.

For those who are mathematically challenged, 24,000 is just 28% of 85,000.  In other words, Obama’s pre-election enthusiasm in PWC is down 72% from 4 years ago.

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3 Responses to “Obama Pre-Election Enthusiasm In PWC Down 72% From 2008”

  1. Lovettsville Lady

    The Jiffy Lube pavilion holds 35,000, Obama drew 24,000. That means he was barely able to fill two-thirds of the venue. Not exactly a ‘packed house’ even with local icon Dave Matthews and the aging, beloved, Bill Clinton.

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