The two major discussions in the electoral-map-osphere over the weekend were the debate over SurveyUSA’s 50 state polls that show both Obama and Clinton building winning geographic coalitions over McCain, and Jonathan Martin‘s observation that Hillary is running strong in Scots-Irish Appalachia.
If you’re interested in SurveyUSA’s polls check out my post from Friday, complete with the best maps and links to further analysis.
If you want to read about the Scots-Irish, J-Mart wrote a follow-up to his post about Appalachian demographics last week. Josh Patashnik at TNR.com takes it a step further and explains why highland voters are buying Clinton’s message.
In other electoral map news:
- A Democrat wins in Reagan Country. [John Fund]
- A throwback article from 1999: America’s Dovish North and Hawkish South. [Foreign Affairs]
- (It’s non-political, but) really cool map renditions of pre-colonial Manhattan. [Manhatta Project]
Lastly, Ben Smith catches the Obama camp suggesting that Texas turned out differently than it actually did. The map below is one that Smith sniped from the Obama web site.