What You Drive Could Indicate How You'll Vote Tuesday
Here's what you get when you cross-reference auto sales data with voting patterns
TrueCar identified so-called "truck" states and "car" states based on the best-selling bodystyle, with trucks, including SUVs, and cars tacking on hatchbacks, wagons and small crossovers. Trucks dominate, covering 34 states, while the remaining 16 states, including political giant California, purchase more cars than trucks. The two organizations cross-referenced those stats with the 36 states holding senate races on Tuesday, looking at their voting pattern in the 2012 presidential election and the projected leaders for Tuesday's race.
Truck states, which in themselves are dominated by the Ford F-Series, are leaning Republican or have a strong history of voting for the GOP in the past, while car states tend to lean the other way. There are, naturally, a few exceptions. Truck-driving, Democratic-voting states include Oregon, New Mexico, Hawaii, Minnesota, Illinois, New Hampshire and Delaware. Car-driving conservatives, though, are fewer and further between, though, with South Carolina as the sole state.
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