Thursday, October 11, 2012

SWPL state, prole state

As an interesting aside to the previous post, there are only two states where those making at least six figures voted more heavily for Obama than those earning five figures or less did. They are the SWPL states of Oregon and Colorado. Portland, of course, is often noted for its distinction as the US' most SWPL city. And I've been to Estes Park.

Taking the Democratic-Republican margin among high income earners and comparing it to the same margin among low income earners is probably a fairly decent way of assessing state-level SWPLness, actually. I'm sure there are more direct measures that would be superior to that approach, however.

7 comments:

Aeoli Pera said...

What tool do you use to generate your maps?

Audacious Epigone said...

270towin.com + photoshop

Aeoli Pera said...

Thanks. I love their motto: "This isn't a popularity contest."

AllanF said...

As Sailer also said, Portland is the most European of American cities, because it has the most European-Americans.

It's easy to be a socialist when there aren't enough NAM's to break the bank.

Noah172 said...

Portland, of course, is often noted for its distinction as the US' most SWPL city

Seattle, SF, Santa Cruz, Madison, WI, Cambridge, MA, and Burlington, VT beg to differ.

AllanF said...

"Seattle, SF, Santa Cruz..."

Meh. When they had to name a TV series, they picked Portland.

hailtoyou said...

A crude but pretty-accurate measure of 'SWPLness': USA's large metro areas by level of Whiteness

Compare top ten to the bottom ten on that list.