Fastest Growing Counties Turn Out To Be Small [...]

Republicans often push a contrary argument: that the fastest growing counties in the country, for instance, went overwhelmingly for Bush in 2000. But Judis and Teixeira show why this argument is based on a crude error of statistical analysis. (That, or a tendentious interpretation.) The fastest growing counties in percentage terms turn out – not surprisingly – to be quite small. In the counties with the highest growth in absolute terms, Gore won by a solid margin. (Source)

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