Take a look at the states with the highest foreclosure rates, how do they match up to the 2008 Red - Blue election map?
The 11 states with the highest foreclosure rates represent a total of 150 electoral votes in the Electoral College. Of those, 53 are in battleground states, 77 are in blue states and only 20 in red states! 130 electoral votes in real jeopardy to Obama, including New York, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio! Illinois is in the list, but we just can't see them voting against their favorite son.
California, which is in its own state of economic distress, is surprisingly not on the list.