What is it that makes one gravitate towards republican or democratic ideologies?
I’ve noticed that generally the larger cities, even in the red states, tend to vote democratic while the rural areas are predominantly republican voters.
I’ve wondered if the big city dwellers have better access to news and political commentary than their rural conterparts and therefore have better information to base their decisions on.
Possibly, the big city dwellers have a clearer view of how most people actually live and believe the democrats offer the best hope for the future.
I’ve looked at Modoc county, a republican strong hold in one of the poorest counties in blue state California that went big for Bush in 2004.
Blaine county, Idaho, the richest county in a red state, consistently votes democratic.
Maybe a persons income or education has more to do with it than anything else.
Which party do you identify with and why?
smartestman, I don’t think most people in rural areas are rich farmers. There are many more poor people working in the fields who also vote.
Modoc County has the lowest median household income of any county in California.
Blaine County’s reputation as a resort and celebrity attraction has created a situation where the cost of living, particularly in housing, is significantly higher than the rest of the state.
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