Our friend Conn Carroll at The Hotline’s Blogometer has a pretty good guess. He writes:
“Looking at RonPaulGraphs.com‘s instant Per Capita Donors (donors per million in population) map, however, we were struck by how closely Paul’s strongest donor states matched up with those where the federal government owns more than 25% of all land. Is it really that much of a surprise that Paul’s financial support is strongest among those that have to put up with the feds as their landlords?”
These are the top ten states for Paul donations per capita (in Q4 to date) followed by the percentage of land that the feds own.
- New Hampshire — 361 Paul donors per1 million residents / 12.7% federal land
- Montana — 307 / 28%
- Alaska — 299 /NA (but I’m guessing it’s way over 50%)
- Nevada — 253 / 83%
- Idaho — 241 / 62%
- Washington — 236 / 28%
- Utah –231 / 64%
- Arizona — 223 / 47%
- Wyoming — 216 / 49%
- Colorado — 213 / 36%
To the maps: The first map show the proportion of land in each state owned by the feds and the second map shows donations for Paul per capita in each state.