As Nicholas Carlson noted earlier, AOL.com users voted 47-to-3 for John McCain (that’s states–the lone holdouts were our own liberal Sodom and Gomorrah, New York; Obama birthplace, Hawaii; and Rhode Island). So what gives? Why do AOL.com users skew so overwhelmingly Republican?
Do Republicans still use dial-up, as one reader suggested? (If so, this would be more Internet usage than their hero, John McCain). Is there a demographic explanation? A geographic one?
What will happen if/when these users are smooshed together with Yahoo users, who (we imagine) represent a more centered slice of America? (Google users, we assume, skew blue.) Where do Microsoft users live on the political spectrum?
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