RED STATE, BLUE STATE, RICH STATE, POOR STATE: WHY AMERICANS VOTE THE WAY T HEY DO

RED STATE, BLUE STATE, RICH STATE, POOR STATE: WHY AMERICANS VOTE THE WAY T HEY DO

By: Gelman, Andrew

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On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans sat riveted in fr ont of their televisions as polling results divided the nation's map into r ed and blue states. Since then the color divide has become a symbol of a cu lture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist, latte-sipping blue-sta te Democrats who are woefully out of touch with heartland values. Red State , Blue State, Rich State, Poor State debunks these and other political myth s. With wit and prodigious number crunching, Andrew Gelman gets to the bottom of why Democrats win elections in wealthy states while Republicans get the votes of richer voters, how the two parties have become ideologically polar ized, and other issues. Gelman uses eye-opening, easy-to-read graphics to u nravel the mystifying patterns of recent voting, and in doing so paints a v ivid portrait of the regional differences that drive American politics. He demonstrates in the plainest possible terms how the real culture war is bei ng waged among affluent Democrats and Republicans, not between the haves an d have-nots; how religion matters for higher-income voters; how the rich-po or divide is greater in red not blue states--and much more. Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State is a must-read for anyone see king to make sense of today's fractured American political landscape. Myths and facts about the red and the blue: Myth: The rich vote based on economics, the poor vote "God, guns, and gays. " Fact: Church attendance predicts Republican voting much more among rich tha n poor. Myth: A political divide exists b.

Title: RED STATE, BLUE STATE, RICH STATE, POOR STATE: WHY AMERICANS VOTE THE WAY T HEY DO

Author Name: Gelman, Andrew

Categories: Poliitics,

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 069113927X

ISBN Number 13: 9780691139272

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044034