Thursday, October 19, 2006

Republican & Democrat, rich & poor   posted by Razib @ 10/19/2006 09:16:00 PM

Chris comments on a paper which analyzes how income affects voting nationwide. Here's the conclusion:
In poor states, poor people vote Democrat and wealthy people vote Republican. The same is true in a medium-income state, though less so than in the poor state. In the wealthy state, however, income has very little effect on voting: both the rich and the poor vote Democrat and Republican.

Actually, I noticed this tendency in exit poll data years ago. Cultural issues become salient when basic needs are met I suppose?