Republicans in Orange County are not the same as Republicans in Nebraska
October 28, 2010 5:47 PM Subscribe
posted by weathergal (39 comments total)
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With the U.S. Midterm elections less than a week away, we can expect to hear more about the Red State/Blue State dichotomy. Journalist Dante Chinni and political scientist James Gimpel are among those who maintain that it's not that simple. They say we are a patchwork nation
and divided U.S. counties into 12 categories: Boom Towns, Campus & Careers, Emptying Nests, Evangelical Epicenters, Immigration Nation, Industrial Metropolis, Military Bastions, Minority Central, Monied 'Burbs, Morman Outposts, Service Worker Centers,
and Tractor Country.
Find out how they classified your county.
There is of course more detail on the methodology and descriptions of the categories in the book.
They also came up with a separate set of categories for congressional districts
Also, an NPR interview
with Chinni where the topic of the post title is brought up.