ubikcan

October 11, 2008

Election map update

Filed under: map, politics, Polls — Tags: — ubikcan @ 9:37 am

The map above is the state of play for October 11, 2008. I just had to post it to show Georgia, a reliable GOP state, has been flipped from “Strong GOP” to “Lean GOP.” When and if it goes to “Tossup” we’ll know all the wheels are off the wagon and the Cherokees have definitely captured it. (Sorry, this is a song from my childhood called “Three wheels on my wagon.” Looking it up for the link, I found out was co-written by Burt Bacharach! And in a previously unremembered line, how appropriate is it that it says ““Will you hush up? You and your maps!”)

If you prefer cartograms, try this one from mydd.com. Shows the same overall pattern but the disparity more clearly (cartogram by electoral vote).

By the way, speaking of maps, Adena has a point here. In a good catch, she notes that there are more hits on the pretty picture than the use to which it might be put. I have to admit I had not seen the new AAAS analysis of South Ossetia despite having mentioned them in a couple of articles recently.

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