Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do - Expanded Edition

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Princeton University Press, Dec 7, 2009 - Political Science - 256 pages

On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans watched on television as polling results divided the nation's map into red and blue states. Since then the color divide has become symbolic of a culture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist blue-state Democrats woefully out of touch with heartland values. With wit and prodigious number crunching, Andrew Gelman debunks these and other political myths.


This expanded edition includes new data and easy-to-read graphics explaining the 2008 election. Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State is a must-read for anyone seeking to make sense of today's fractured political landscape.

 

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I have reached my goal of finishing this book and writing about it before the election, although I happened to have voted a couple of weeks ago thanks to Washington state's new mail-in ballot system ... Read full review

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As the 2008 election season reaches its peak, media pundits will speak gravely of the deep ideological divisions reflected in a political map of red and blue states, but according to Gelman ... Read full review

Contents

Why Americans Vote the Way They Do PART II WHATS GOING ON
41
Why Americans Vote the Way They Do PART III WHAT IT MEANS
109
Why Americans Vote the Way They Do Notes and Sources
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Andrew Gelman is professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University. His books include Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks. He received the Presidents' Award in 2003, awarded each year to the best statistician under forty.

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