States and Issues

I recently found this YouGov survey of political viewpoints in the various states (the https certificate is expired; open it in Internet Explorer, as it’s easier to open it there than in other browsers).

Utahns, Alabamans, and Wyomingans are shockingly conservative on economics. 49% of Utahns favor kicking out the illegals, as well as 68% of Wyomingans and 61% of Alabamans. Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, 51% favor kicking out the illegals.

If the election was a referendum on kicking out the illegals, in which only getting 50% of the vote or above would be a victory for the illegal-kickers, the electoral map would look like this:


http://www.270towin.com/maps/jyOOA

This is the sorta map more fantasy-oriented people keep talking about this year, but which ain’t gonna happen.

If the election was a referendum on cutting spending (and not raising taxes), in which only getting 50% of the vote or above would be a victory for the spending-cutters, the electoral map would look like this:


http://www.270towin.com/maps/oBQg9

Meanwhile, if the election was a referendum on the minimum wage, in which only getting 50% of the vote or above would be a victory for the minimum-wage-increasers, the electoral map would look like this:


http://www.270towin.com/maps/QRAyY

The only reason Minnesota is considered a state reachable by the GOP presidential candidate is the abortion issue.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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