Well, a very good friend of mine that teaches statistics wrote this to me:
"It fits with my prejudices, so I *want* to believe it.
As a statistician, though, I'd have to point out a
problem called the "ecological fallacy": assuming
that relationships that hold true at an aggregate
level (such as states) also apply at the individual
level (people within those states). That is, are
Kerry voters smarter than Bush? It's theoretically
possible that the lowest IQs in the red states all
belong to Kerry voters, who pulled their state
averages down. So you'd need data on individuals
to rule out this possibility."
But what is maybe more compelling and statistically sound is this:http://www.pipa.org/OnlineReports/Pres_Election_04/Report10_21_04.pdf
If the information in this report is accurate, and I believe it is, this country is in serious trouble.