#25 - Purple America
Got the Red vs. Blue State Blues? Salon reports on a map of the 2004 presidential election that three University of Michigan professors have designed. The result of their careful examination of poll data? A United States that is not a picture of heartland "patriots" vs. coastal "liberals" but swirls of ambivalence among the electorate as a whole and the suggestion of a diffucult struggle going on for the soul of purple America. Mandate? No. Struggle? Yes.
9 November 2004