Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What do these numbers say?

Check out some of these stats from last election:

Number of States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29

Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1

Any theories to these numbers?

11 comments:

Carol said...

Where did you get these statistics, Richard?

samoasoftball said...

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

mresquan said...

The last election,so you mean John Kerry,not Al Gore.

Greg said...

It means a lot of wrong people live in safe places.

Hayduke said...

They mean nothing out of context. You can find numbers like this anywhere. You just line them up and suggest they imply cause and effect, Does not prove there is any relationship. That is what you need too show, and that is far more difficult.

Anonymous said...

mresquan-Oops. Previous, not last.

Stu said...

It would appear that the population density was much lower in the areas that favored Bush. More people that live in rural areas voted for Bush, and more city dwellers voted for Gore. That would also explain the difference in the murder rate. Crowd a bunch of people into a small area (big city) and bad things happen at a much higher rate than in the country, where the pace of life is slower and the stress less.

Shane said...

thanks for posting this richard.

it makes a lot of sense if you think about it.

poor people vote for Democrats, especially in urban areas.

Anonymous said...

I guess then it means poor people kill more people ?

How about it means Gore lost? Give thanks for that !

Eric V. Kirk said...

There was also a map being distributed after the last two elections showing that the states which Gore/Kerry took actually pay out more money in federal revenues while the "red states" paid less and took in more in federal spending.

Carson Park Ranger said...

"...it means Gore lost? Give thanks for that"

We got the worst President in U.S. history instead of Senator Gore, so what do we "give thanks" for?