What’s up with deep Southern college-educated whites
October 28, 2016 4 Comments
So, I posted that cool Survey Monkey map the other day, but I was really struck by this one, I didn’t post. I was reminded of it due to this Ronald Brownstein tweet:
Anyway, here’s the map— Electoral college map by college-educated whites:
Damn! What is with those deep Southern whites?! I already knew this on an intellectual level (i.e., 90% of whites in Mississipi are Republican, which obviously means most all the college-educated ones are as well), but it still is striking to see visually. Is this just the power of evangelical Christianity? Racial resentment? ‘
If I wasn’t hopelessly behind on half-a-dozen different things, I’d have to play around with the 2012 NES data. Maybe, I still will. This is a map I want to understand better.