Andrew Gelman, "Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do"
2009 | ISBN: 0691143935 | 272 pages | PDF | 5 MB
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.