Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Strange Obama Approval / Abortion Correlation

Gallup recently posted that President Obama's overall approval rating in 2013 was greater than 50% in only 11 states.

This list seemed familiar but I couldn't immediately place it. Eventually, it came to me. The 11 states and DC, where President Obama's approval exceeds 50%, strangely and highly correlates with those states with the highest abortion rate, according to Census Bureau data (see Table 103: Abortions--Number and Rate by State of Occurrence and Residence, 2000 to 2008 in PDF form or download it in Excel format).

Strange, huh?

Does the pattern follow for states where President Obama has the lowest approval ratings?

The correlation isn't as high, but it clearly follows a similar but opposite pattern.

Perhaps this is why President Obama is so concerned about people being "punished with a baby."