What am I missing, here? Red State Blue State quotes from a study that found that people in poorer health tend to vote Democrat.
This is a big ol’ “duh”, surely – people who don’t have temporarily-able-bodied privilege are more likely to vote for a party who won’t kick them to the kerb, disabled, bankrupt and homeless, and then crow about how they shoulda been more “responsible”.
Yet the authors quoted tie themselves in knots after failing to find strong correlations with poverty, race, education (all perfectly reasonable correlations to look for) – and then fly off on a tangent about how Republicans value “personal responsibility”, church is good for you, and Democrats smoke.
I can’t see anything that so much as attempts to consider an explanation of the correlation in terms of how being sick might cause Democratic leanings; only attempts at trying to explain why being a Democrat causes sickness.
What am I missing? Red State Blue State is normally a reasonably intelligent site, isn’t it?