Romney has a 22 point lead over Obama in America’s South, what used to be called the “Old Confederacy”. However, Obama substantially leads Romney in the rest of America (“the Union”).
It’s like I’ve been saying all along: the South still hasn’t gotten over the Civil War. They still are pissed at the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And they keep it up until they finally get their way. That’s what happened during Reconstruction. “The North won the War, but the South won the peace.”
If the electoral college worked by regional voting, Obama would be winning 3 to 1.