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141027_sabato_mapIf you were to ask a sampling of analysts which post-World War II presidential elections predicted the political trends we see today, there probably wouldn’t be many votes for 1964. It was a Democratic landslide year, with President Lyndon Baines Johnson winning 61.05 percent of the popular vote and 486 electoral votes to Sen. Barry Goldwater’s paltry 38.47 percent and 52 votes in the Electoral College. Astoundingly, LBJ managed to capture the GOP strongholds of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming while Goldwater posted victories in only his native Arizona (barely) and the five Deep South states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. At Politico