Fat Headed Voters?
Ogged links a correlation graph showing that, as obesity level increased, so did propensity to vote Republican in 2000. As Kevin Drum notes, “Yes, yes, I know there’s an underlying cause. Probably income, or socioeconomic level, or something. But still. Weird.”
Weird indeed. Of course, since these are self-reported data and we’re talking about the 2000 election, it may simply be that a lot of Democrats –especially in certain parts of Florida– didn’t understand the question.