Dracil’s BlogJournal

May 13, 2008

West Virginia, Education, Clinton, and Creationists

Here’s an interesting tidbit.

Census Bureau and other government data show nearly 18 percent of West Virginians live below the poverty line and roughly 74 percent of the state’s population makes less than $50,000 a year. Put another way, West Virginia ranked 50th among the states in household income and 48th in the percentage of adults with a high school diploma.

In addition to that, West Virginia ranks last for people with college degrees at 15.9%, a full 3.1% below the next lowest (Arkansas).

Also, someone on the Penny Arcade forums looked up some county statistics.

Starr County, Texas- highest % with no high school diploma- voted for Clinton 83-16.
Douglas County, Colorado- lowest %, same stat- voted Obama 63-37

I don’t think I can really say anything else without basically insulting the general Clinton demographic. :P

Though I will add that Clinton’s demographic also tends to be Creationists.

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2 Comments »

  1. Your comments and those like it will really help bring the people who didnt vote for Obama into the fold for the fall. Obama wont win without them, but you two seem to have the same attitude about them.

    Comment by Ben K — May 13, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

  2. In places like West Virginia, I think it really doesn’t matter what we do.

    “The number of white Democratic voters who said race had influenced their choices on Tuesday was among the highest recorded in voter surveys in the nomination fight. Two in 10 white West Virginia voters said race was an important factor in their votes. More than 8 in 10 who said it factored in their votes backed Mrs. Clinton, according to exit polls.”

    I merely called the correlations as I see them here. If they wish to break this perception, the ball’s in their court.

    Comment by dracil — May 14, 2008 @ 6:37 am


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