There’s a ton of analysis on the Election this week but this one by Marketplace was unique and I found the results very interesting.
“In our Two Americas coverage of the 2012 presidential election, we’re dividing the nation in two using a variety of numbers to see how each candidate performed in various segments of the economy.”
The authors wanted to know what the Electoral College results would look like if the United States was divided into 2 groups based on median income rankings. One group contains the 25 states with the highest median income and the other group contains the 25 states with the lowest median income.
Conventional wisdom tells us that über 1%-er Romney and the Republicans mainly do the bidding of the wealthy and Obama and the Democrats represent the poor. Not according to this:
Romney carried the lower wage states and Obama carried the higher wage states and both results weren’t even close! Remind Leftists of this fact the next time they trot out that meme.
The next analysis was performed like the first but instead of dividing the US based on median income; they used the state unemployment rates. One group contains the states with Unemployment rates over 8% (Out of Work America) and the other group contains states with unemployment rates below 8% (Working America).
The Out of Work group went overwhelmingly for Obama and the Working group went to Romney but just barely.
So if you are out of work (which is a direct results of the policies of the Obama, Pelosi and Reid) you decided to give Obama another 4 years. That makes a lot of sense, right?
This is just another example of how deeply divided the US is based on 4 years of Mr. Hope and Change. Imagine how polarized we’ll be in 2016.