Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 Presidential Election Popular Vote to Unemployment Correlation

I was so surprised that Nevada and some of the other states with high employment voted for 4 more years of this. So I decided to look at the correlation between state unemployment rate in September 2012 and the popular presidential vote. Surprisingly it is the EXACT opposite of what you would expect. The states with the highest unemployment gave Obama the most popular vote support, meaning they are fine going forward. The states with the lowest unemployment want a change. Part of this correlation may include the fact that the states with the highest unemployment have the highest government dependents and don't want to bite the hand that feeds them.

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