We have put together this graph based on data from the Electoral Vote website, to illustrate a potential problem for this upcoming election: a strange and inexplicable liberal bias in the so-called “swing states.”
This graph compares polling data in September 2008 to polling data in September 2012, and (for each state) shows whether the support for Obama over Romney in 2012 is greater or less than support for Obama over McCain in 2008. For example, on the extremes: you can see that in New York State the support for Obama is over 20% greater now than it was in 2008; on the other hand, in Alaska the support for Obama has decreased almost 20% in 2012 compared to his support in September before the 2008 election.
Of course, no matter what the increases and decreases, some of these states are solidly “red states” and will never support Obama while other states are communist “blue states” and will support him no matter how terrible he is. To show these states, we have colored their bars red and blue, respectively. So, for example, you can see that although Tennessee is showing more support for Obama now than in the 2008 election, this doesn’t matter because they are still overwhelmingly supporting Romney. On the other hand, Hawaii also is showing more support for Obama now than in 2008, but this doesn’t matter because they are all socialists and were going to support Obama no matter what anyway.
What actually is critical, however, is the “swing states”, which are colored in purple. Seven swing states (New Mexico, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina) have changed to be slightly more in favor of Obama this year than they were at this time in 2008. By contrast, only two swing states (Iowa and Wisconsin) have changed to be less favorable to Obama.
What is wrong with you, stupid swing states? Why do you hate freedom?
Luckily, there is one good thing we can get from this graph: a most extreme Red States (all of the red bars on the right side of the graph), which were already super-against Obama to begin with, have become dramatically even more super-duper against Obama this year!
Sure, some people might call this “radicalization of the fringe”….. but for good conservatives, it is called “progress.”