Saturday, November 06, 2004

US Presidential Election

The recent US Presidential election continued a trend of geographical bi-polarization that developed in earnest during the 2000 election. Most of the focus in the media regarding the geographic divide has been at the state level (i.e. "Red" Republican states in the South and West vs. the Northeast, West Coast and Upper Midwest for the Democrats).

A closer analysis shows that the suburbs are the real site for explaining which way states vote.

In the next few weeks we will provide analysis of several metropolitan areas throughout the US, comparing central cities & their suburbs to explain results in key states.

In the meantime, here is an interesting analysis of suburban voting in Oregon.