R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / Election08


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Election08 data set which pertains to Election08. The Election08 data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the Election08 data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Election08"). This will load the data into a variable called Election08. If R says the Election08 data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Election08 R data set. The size of this file is about 1,985 bytes.



State-by-state information from the 2008 U.S. presidential election


A dataset with 51 observations on the following 7 variables.

R project statistics dataset table
State Name of the state
Abr Abbreviation for the state
Income Per capita income in the state as of 2007 (in dollars)
HS Percentage of adults with at least a high school education
BA Percentage of adults with at least a college education
Dem.Rep Difference in %Democrat-%Republican (according to 2008 Gallup survey)
ObamaWin 1= Obama (Democrat) wins state in 2008 or 0=McCain (Republican wins)


This dataset contains information from all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.


State income data from: Census Bureau Table 659. Personal INcome Per Capita (in 2007)
High school data from: U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census of Population, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d08/tables/dt08_011.asp
College data from: Census Bureau Table 225. Educational Attainment by State (in 2007)
% Democrat and % Republican: http://www.gallup.com/poll/114016/state-states-political-party-affiliat…


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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