Election08R Documentation



State-by-state information from the 2008 U.S. presidential election


A dataset with 51 observations on the following 7 variables.

State Name of the state
Abr Abbreviation for the state
Income Per capita income in the state as of 2007 (in dollars)
HS Percentage of adults with at least a high school education
BA Percentage of adults with at least a college education
Dem.Rep Difference in %Democrat-%Republican (according to 2008 Gallup survey)
ObamaWin 1= Obama (Democrat) wins state in 2008 or 0=McCain (Republican wins)


This dataset contains information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.


State income data from: Census Bureau Table 659. Personal INcome Per Capita (in 2007)
High school data from: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census of Population, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_011.asp
College data from: Census Bureau Table 225. Educational Attainment by State (in 2007)
% Democrat and % Republican: http://www.gallup.com/poll/114016/state-states-political-party-affiliation.aspx#1