United States political affiliations

The US is divided in terms of its two major parties, with Democratic controlled states known as blue states and Republican controlled states known as red states. Here is a map that shows the urbanization of America.

 

 

So, given that 80% of people live in urban areas, you can see above where those areas are. Now let’s look at the last 4 presidential elections.

 

 

In this map you can see that (with the exception of Georgia and Texas), states with major urban areas tend to vote democratic more often than not. I lived in Atlanta for 6 years and during Obama’s campaign there was a majority of popular opinion for him there but that stopped outside of the city limits. I’m assuming it is similar to major urban areas in Texas as well.

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