ERIC Number: EJ1110784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
ISSN: ISSN-1933 8341
Red Rural, Blue Rural: The Geography of Presidential Voting in Rural America
Scala, Dante J.; Johnson, Kenneth M.
Geography Teacher, v13 n3 p118-123 2016
Political commentators routinely treat rural America as an undifferentiated bastion of strength for Republicans. In fact, rural America is a deceptively simple term describing a remarkably diverse collection of places encompassing nearly 75 percent of the U.S. land area and 50 million people. Voting trends in this vast area are far from monolithic. Republican presidential candidates have generally done well in rural America, but there are important enclaves of Democratic strength there as well. In "battleground" states these differences within rural America may have a significant impact on tightly contested elections.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Elections, Presidents, Voting, Politics, Counties, Rural Farm Residents, Geography, Demography, Political Candidates
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas; New Hampshire; Oklahoma; Wyoming
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