This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by [Fill In the Blank]
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm
A number of sites have featured a hypothetical electoral map entitled “This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by 18-29 Year Olds.” Needless to say, it’s a very blue map.
I spent the weekend poring over the CNN exit polls from last Tuesday’s election and converting the state-by-state data for a number of demographics into my own hypothetical electoral maps.
The result is a set of maps that visualize the outcome of an election decided exclusively by the following age groups, genders, income groups, political affiliations, etc.:
Voters age 65 and older:
White voters: (A “black voters” map would be a sea of blue.)
Self-described political moderates:
Voters earning under $50,000 per year:
Voters earning over $50,000 per year:
Voters who are “worried about economic conditions”:
Voters whose “most important issue” was the economy:
Voters whose “most important issue” was the war in Iraq:
(Note: These maps were created with the handy tool at 270towin.com.)
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