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Election 2008

Red States vs. Blue States Summary
2008 Election Results
and U.S. State Political Traits

by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a summary comparison of some politico-personal traits of the United States, by state. Blue Democratic States and Red Republican States are compared on the basis of electoral votes, senators, personal income, college graduates, IQ, apocalyptic religion and gun ownership.

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2008  Presidential Election Outcome Map - Red vs. Blue States

Colorado and New Mexico seem strangely out of place.
But all the rest look about right.


IN GENERAL -

Electoral
Votes
# of Demo. Senators
# of Repub. Senators
Geo-
loc.
Econo.
Ideology
Age
Alleged
Stereotype
Philosophical Orientation
Attributed
Stereotype
Characteristics
NRA

Red States

246
21
37

Rural

Poor

Conservative
Dogmatic

Old
Regressive
No change

Religious
Less school

Creationism
Capitalistic

Afraid
Bellicose
Militaristic
Apocalyptic
Isolated

Guns
44.4%

Blue States

289
32
(+2 I)
8

Urban

Moneyed

Liberal
Open minded

New
Progressive
Change

Scientific
Educated

Evolution
Socialistic

Academic
Intellectual
Diplomatic
Peace seeking
(more contact with outside world)

Less guns
27.3%

55
45

60

50

50

50

35

55

80

70

90

90

50

The Red States have been referred to as Jesusland and Bubba Land.
 The Blue States have been referred to as the United States of Canada.



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Red States Summary - 29 - Heartland and South
2008 Election
RED States
Elec-
toral
Coll.
Number
of
Senators
Early
Results

Nov. 4
Per Cent
Personal
Income
Mary
Jane
Intellectual Prowess
Religion
Guns
#
State
Elec-
toral
Votes
Dem.
Rep.
Obama

Dem
McCain

Rep
2007
Per Capita

Income
Worst
Marijuana
Laws
% of
College
Graduates
McDaniels
Average
IQ
Ravens
Average IQ
Delta
of IQ
Studies
# of
Evan-
gelicals
% of
Gun
Owners
1

Alabama

9

 

2

39

60

32,404

-

22.7

95.7

90

-6

46.1

31.7

2

Alaska

3

 

2

40

58

40,352

-

24.0

99.0

98

-1

-

57.8

3

Arizona

10

 

2

45

54

33,029

Top 5

26.0

97.4

94

-3

20.0

31.1

4

Arkansas

6

2

 -

39

59

30,060

-

17.4

97.5

92

-5

44.0

55.3

5

Colorado

9

2

53

45

41,042

-

36.0

101.6

99

-3

25.0

34.7

6

Georgia

15

 

2

46

53

33,457

-

25.0

98.0

92

-6

32.7

40.3

7

Idaho

4

 

2

36

62

31,197

-

22.5

101.4

87

-14

25.1

55.3

8

Indiana

11

1
1

50

49

33,616

-

22.2

101.7

94

-8

31.0

39.1

9

Iowa

7

1
1

54

45

35,023

-

24.6

103.2

99

-4

25.4

42.8

10

Kansas

6

 

2

42

57

36,768

-

31.0

102.8

96

-7

34.3

42.1

11

Kentucky

8

 

2

41

58

31,111

-

21.3

99.4

92

-7

37.0

47.7

12

Louisiana

9

1
1

40

59

34,756

Top 5

22.3

95.3

90

-5

22.0

44.1

13

Mississippi

6

 

2

43

57

28,845

-

19.3

94.2

85

-9

35.6

55.3

14

Missouri

11

1
1
49
49

34,389

-

26.6

101.0

98

-3

27.0

41.7

15

Montana

3

2

-

47

50

32,458

-

24.9

103.4

90

-13

30.0

57.7

16

Nebraska

5

1
1

41

57

36,471

-

26.8

102.3

95

-7

25.2

38.6

17

Nevada

5

1
1

56

42

40,480

-

21.2

96.5

99

+2

20.0

33.8

18

New Mexico

5

2

57

42

31,474

-

23.7

95.7

92

-4

18.0

34.8

19

North Carolina

15

1

1

50

49

33,636

-

23.8

100.2

93

-7

40.0

41.3

20

North Dakota

3

2

-

45

53

34,846

-

25.2

103.8

92

-12

16.2

50.7

21

Ohio

20

1
1

51

48

34,874

-

25.0

101.8

99

-3

25.0

32.4

22

Oklahoma

7

2

34

66

34,153

Top 5

24.3

99.3

90

-9

46.3

42.9

23

South Carolina

8

2

45

54

31,013

-

22.3

98.4

89

-9

36.4

42.3

24

South Dakota

3

1
1

44

54

33,905

-

23.9

102.8

90

-13

25.0

56.6

25

Tennessee

11

2

42

57

33,280

-

23.5

97.7

94

-4

47.0

43.9

26

Texas

34

2

44

55

37,187

Top 5

24.7

100.0

92

-8

25.0

35.9

27

Utah

5

2

35

62

31,189

-

28.4

101.1

87

-14

8.2

43.9

28

West Virginia

5

2

-

43

56

29,537

-

15.3

98.7

93

-6

44.2

55.4

29

Wyoming

3

2

33

65

43,226

-

20.7

102.4

89

-13

26.0

59.7

TOTAL =

246

21

37

Exceptions in Pink

Averages =

44
54
34,202

-

24.0
99.7
93

-

29.9
44.4

Number of Senators =

The Red States have 37 Republican senators, vs. 21 Democratic senators (1.8 : 1 ratio).
There are 1.8 Republican senators for each Democratic senator.

Sept. 10th Spread =
Sept. 24th Spread =
Oct.   8th Spread =
Oct. 21st Spread =
Oct. 28th Spread =
ELECTION RESULT =

McCain led Obama by an average of 14 points in the Red States (53% - 39%).
McCain led Obama by an average of
14 points in the Red States (54% - 40%).
McCain led Obama by an average of
11 points in the Red States (53% - 42%).
McCain led Obama by an average of
10 points in the Red States (52% - 42%).
McCain led Obama by an average of
  9 points in the Red States (51% - 42%).
McCain led Obama by . . . . . . . . . . .
10 points in the Red States (54% - 44%).

Income =

Note the STRONG correlation between Red States and LOW income!
Average income = $41,183 - $34.202 = $6,981 Lower!

Red State High Income Exceptions -
Alaska - - - - BIG OIL pays big salaries
Colorado - - Denver and Colorado Springs HIGH TECH industry
Nevada - - - Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City GAMBLING PROFITS
Wyoming - High salary MINING?

Graduates =

Red States have a significantly LOWER college graduate rate by 5.6% (29.6% - 24.0%).

Average IQ =

McDaniels Data - 1.5 points LOWER than Blue States average
Ravens IQ Data -
11 points LOWER than Blue States average

Religion =

There are FAR MORE Evangelicals in the Red States - 29.9 vs. 19.5 in the Blue States.

Guns =

Gun ownership is FAR HIGHER among Red States - 20 states over 40%. Average = 44.4 %

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Blue States Summary - 21 - Coasts and North
2008 Election
BLUE States
Elec-
toral
Coll.
Number
of
Senators
Early
Results

Nov. 4
Per Cent
Personal
Income
Mary
Jane
Intellectual Prowess
Religion
Guns
#
State
Elec-
toral
Votes
Dem.
Rep.
Obama

Dem
McCain

Rep
2007
Per Capita

Income
Worst
Marijuana
Laws
% of
College
Graduates
McDaniels
Average
IQ
Ravens
Average IQ
Delta
of IQ
Studies
# of
Evan-
gelicals
% of
Gun
Owners
1

California

55

2

 

59

39

41,571

-

29.8

95.5

101

+5

15.0

21.3

2

Connecticut

7

1
 (1)

60

39

54,117

-

33.5

103.1

113

+10

7.3

16.7

3

Delaware

3

2

 

62

37

40,608

-

28.1

100.4

103

+3

26.0

25.5

4

Florida

27

1
1

51

49

38,444

Top 5

25.8

98.4

98

0

24.6

24.5

5

Hawaii

4

2

 

74

25

39,239

-

27.0

95.6

106

+10

-

8.7

6

Illinois

21

2

 

61

38

40,322

-

28.1

99.9

104

+4

22.5

20.2

7

Maine

4

 

2

58

40

33,722

-

23.7

103.4

100

-3

25.7

40.5

8

Maryland

10

2

 

60

39

46,021

-

37.2

99.7

105

+5

16.2

21.3

9

Massachusetts

12

2

 

62

36

49,082

-

37.6

104.3

111

+7

10.6

12.6

10

Michigan

17

2

 

57

42

35,086

-

23.3

100.5

99

-2

25.0

38.4

11

Minnesota

10

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1

54

44

41,034

-

32.7

103.7

102

-2

25.2

41.7

12

New Hampshire

4

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1

55

44

41,512

-

34.0

104.2

105

+1

22.3

30.0

13

New Jersey

15

2

57

42

49,194

-

33.4

102.8

111

+8

9.7

12.3

14

New York

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2

62

37

47,385

-

29.6

100.7

109

+8

8.0

18.0

15

Oregon

7

1
1

56

42

34,784

-

26.4

101.2

99

-2

27.8

39.8

16

Pennsylvania

21

1
1

55

44

38,788

-

24.8

101.5

101

0

21.5

34.7

17

Rhode Island

4

1
1

63

35

39,463

-

27.6

99.5

107

+7

6.7

12.8

18

Vermont

3

1
(1)

67

32

36,670

-

31.3

103.8

102

-2

16.0

42.0

19

Virginia

13

2

52

48

41,347

-

34.2

101.9

100

-2

32.7

35.1

20

Washington

11

2

55

43

40,414

-

28.8

101.9

102

0

24.3

33.1

21

Wisconsin

10

2

56

43

36,047

-

24.1

102.9

100

-3

22.5

44.4

TOTAL =

289

32

8

Exceptions in Pink

Averages =

59
40
41,183

-

29.6
101.2
104

-

19.5
27.3

Number of Senators =

The Blue States have 32 Democratic senators, vs. 8 Republican senators (4 : 1 ratio).
There are 4.0 Democratic senators for each Republican senator.

Sept. 10th Spread =
Sept. 24th Spread =
Oct.   8th Spread =
Oct. 21st Spread =
Oct. 28th Spread =
ELECTION RESULT =

Obama led McCain by an average of   9 points in the Blue States (50% - 41%).
Obama led McCain by an average of
10 points in the Blue States (52% - 42%).
Obama led McCain by an average of
13 points in the Blue States (53% - 40%).
Obama led McCain by an average of
17 points in the Blue States (55% - 38%).
Obama led McCain by an average of
18 points in the Blue States (55% - 37%).
Obama led McCain by . . . . . . . . . . .
19 points in the Blue States (59% - 40%).

Income =

Note the STRONG correlation between Blue States and HIGH income!
Average income = $41,183 - $34.202 = $6,981 Higher!

Blue State High Income Exceptions -
Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Vermont

Graduates =

Blue States have a significantly HIGHER college graduate rate by 5.6% (29.6% - 24.0%).

Average IQ =

McDaniels Data - 1.5 points HIGHER than Red States average
Ravens IQ Data -
11 points HIGHER than Red States average

Religion =

There are FAR FEWER Evangelicals in the Blue States - 19.5 vs. 29.9 in the Red States.

Guns =

Gun ownership is FAR LOWER among Blue States - only 4 states over 40%. Average = 27.3 %

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Disclaimer:
Statements made on this page are those of the author, and his alone.
No other individual or entity is responsible for this content.
All data summarized is believed to be correct. Links are provided to the data sources, at the top of each column.

Fact Check.org
The least intelligent people, by state*, elected our president in 2004.
BUT NOT in 2008!

*This does not imply that YOU personally, are, or are not, intelligent. We are talking "average" here.

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This Vaughns Red States - Blue States Summary page
was last updated on 2014-05-29.