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View Diary: Gas Price Map and 2004 Election Results Comparison: Coincidence? (62 comments)

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  •  According to the American Petroleum Institute... (3+ / 0-)

    and Common Sense Junction (2007):

    Of the ten states with the highest tax on gasoline:

    New York, Hawaii, California, Illinois, Connecticut, Michigan, Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida

    eight went for Kerry in 2004.

    Of the ten states with the lowest tax on gasoline:

    Alaska, Wyoming, New Jersey, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas

    only one went for Kerry in 2004.

    This was a neat catch, but unfortunately the relationship is spurious.

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. -- Salvor Hardin

    by TexasAMC on Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 06:14:50 AM PDT

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