Richest and poorest states

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    Why aren't the blue states told to spread their wealth to the red states??:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Bad try.

    What's important is not state level data, but rather individual data. Just because a "poorer" state votes "red" doesn't mean that "red" voters are "poor", just like because a "rich" state votes "blue" doesn't mean "blue" voters are "rich". Generally speaking, income is positively correlated with voting Republican. In Southern states, the "poorest" people overwhelmingly vote Democrat while "richer" people vote Republican. In Northern states, the pattern is the same except it's much less pronounced. So while, say, Mississippi may be "poorer" than, say, Connecticut, both "red" voters in Mississippi and Connecticut are generally "richer" than their "blue" counterparts in the same state.
     
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    What do you consider poor?
     
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