A look at how each state voted in the presidential election, based on the income of the voters, via Andrew at FiveThirtyEight:
The five income categories I used in the analysis are: 0-20,000; 20-40,000; 40-75,000; 75-150,000; over 150,000. The graphs above show the estimates for the highest, middle, and lowest of these five categories. I assume the numbers represent family income (as reported by the survey respondent).
I have to admit that I’m a little surprised. Despite legitimate fears about whether poorer Whites in the Rust Belt would go blue, I figured Obama had a good shot at those Democratic voters. But I really didn’t think he would have so completely edged out poorer voters in the Deep South. Then again, these maps don’t tell us what the margins were.
But what’s up with Idaho and Wyoming? They’re as solidly red regardless of socioeconomic status as the Northeast and Cali are blue. Any ideas why?