|States (+DC) won||28||22||1|
|Avg. home price||-9.4%||-1.3%||0.7%|
And that may be the hidden subtext here of the entire election: It was these states that saw Democratic voters turn out in droves, despite the fact that McCain performed nearly as well as Bush did in 2004 in terms of Republican support. I'd personally suggested for nearly six months that the nation's housing mess would largely determine this election, irrespective of which side of the aisle you're on. Lansner suggests that while it won't get the press, the state of the nation's housing market was a driving factor in the outcome seen Tuesday evening.