November 6, 2002

Morning after numbers…

Gallup has some interesting data collected just before the election. The headline stresses that Americans were not in a mood to “throw the bums out.” The most interesting data for me involves voters’ perceptions of political parties. It seems many Americans are unconcerned about which party controls Congress. Further, this lack of concern appears most acute in young voters, citizens with incomes of less that $30,000, and citizens with moderate levels of education (high school and some college). I do not have data handy, but it seems to me that this general demographic corresponds to the type of citizen that does not read newspapers. Hmmm…

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