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For anyone who wants to do this, the data's available: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/nov/07/us-2012-...



I stumbled upon the same dataset, so did the following map:

http://i.imgur.com/8YjOg.png

Here is some notes:

https://gist.github.com/4034954

Edit:

If anything, I'd say that the counties themselves are more divided than I thought. The one which surprises me the most is the deep south of texas, which is quite blue.

Also, I do not claim that I did this flawlessly, there is a chance I stuffed up and it is not showing the right data, but I don't really have the time to play with it for too long :)


The first thing I noticed on your map (which is really nice, by the way) was that it's far more divisive than the per-state version. Most interesting.

I think this just highlights what people have been saying for quite a while now, that the political divide in this country isn't red states versus blue states, but urban versus rural. If you go to a level that separates those, as per-county does but per-state doesn't, you see a much bigger divide.


South Texas results aren't too surprising. There's a huge Hispanic population down there.


Ah, of course. Thanks for pointing that out.


I'm going to do it right now!




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