Last week, I compared the State Educational Ranking in Science and Math with how the Electoral College Map was shaping up. Many people dismissed the statistics. Perhaps it is time to revisit how these statistics and see if perhaps there is a lesson to be learned for future elections.
Of course this is just another way of stating the obvious, that POTUS Obama won. However, in 4 years some other politician is going to be running for this office so it's worth a look, some consideration and perhaps even a little civilized discussion.
Top 10 states in Science and Math -- 9 were Blue States, 1 was Red. Here is the list:
Accordingly in the bottom 10 states in the same subjects -- 8 were red and 2 were blue.
In the very middle 20-30 ranked states -- 6 were blue, 4 were red. Perhaps with the margins as close as they were, this explains how and why POTUS Obama succeeded in being reelected. (Or not)
Overall, in the top half of the country, there were 18 blue states and 7 red states. States at the bottom half of the rankings went 18 red states and 7 blue.
Reason and education really do prevail which is why saving education must be a priority to saving our country's future generations.