This Is What the 2008 Electoral Map Would Look Like if the Election Were Decided by [Fill In the Blank]

Created: November 11, 2008 17:36 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

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:

65 plus1

**White voters: **(A “black voters” map would be a sea of blue.)

white

Men:

men

Women:

women

Self-described political moderates:

moderates

Registered independents:

independents

College graduates:

college grads1

Voters earning under $50,000 per year:

under 50k

Voters earning over $50,000 per year:

over 50k

Voters who are “worried about economic conditions”:

worried about econ

Voters whose “most important issue” was the economy:

economy vote

Voters whose “most important issue” was the war in Iraq:

iraq vote

(Note: These maps were created with the handy tool at 270towin.com.)