Andrew Gelman on the election:
Richer people continue to vote Republican « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: This is all pretty obvious but it seemed worth posting because some people still don’t seem to get it. For example, Jay Cost, writing in the Weekly Standard:
The Democratic party now dominates the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as well as the wealthiest neighborhoods in the most powerful cities. And yet Republicans are still effectively castigated as the party of the rich. They are not — at least not any more than the Democratic party is….
[H]e’s missing the point. The paradigmatic Democratic rent-seekers are public employee[s]…. Maybe teachers and bus drivers don’t deserve $80K salaries, maybe their pensions are bankrupting America, whatever. But they’re not "rich"…. Put it all together, and upper-income Americans mostly vote Republican…
And some more very nice graphs: