Two maps messily superimposed -- the green marks* are the counties that voted more strongly Republican in the 2008 federal election than in 2000, and the underlying tones of red are the states' 2005 poverty levels, with the deeper colour marking the poorer states.
The original poverty map is here: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/Povertyrates/ The Original map of how counties voted is from the Nov 6 2008 New York Times, here: http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/map.html?scp=5&sq=map&st=cse
*I colour-shifted the NYT data to green, for increased visibility.
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