Education Quality and Political LeaningsOctober 6, 2008
These are maps I made:
1. Educational Rankings of States According to ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization).
Top 25 in Yellow, Bottom 25 in Red. The lowest ranking yellow state is marked (Colorado).
2.Educational Ranking of States According to Morgan Quinto Press (Unbiased source).
Again, top 25 in yellow, bottom 25 in red, and lowest ranking yellow state marked (Texas).
3. This is a remake of the Real Clear Politics electoral map as of today.
Blue is polling for Sen. Obama, Red for Sen. McCain
So, what to make of it? Honestly, I don’t know. There were maps like this made after the 2000 and 2004 elections, and I wanted to see if there were any real statistical correlation. There seems to be some, but I don’t know if it really means anything, I’ll leave that to the viewer.
If you want to do an actual analysis, let me know. I’d be interested in the results.