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Gas Prices vs Politics

Inspired by an Ask Metafilter comment, I decided to track down a 2004 political map, and let people draw their own conclusions about links between votes and gas prices. What is the same about this:

2004 votes by county

And this…

2006 gas prices

See any patterns?

2 replies on “Gas Prices vs Politics”

Sure there’s a pattern… The same “blue” regions that voted Democratic are the same areas paying higher state sales and gasoline taxes. I would think they should feel happy and proud to be paying more — it’s what they essentially voted for themselves. 🙂

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