The Census view of Election 2008

Even the Census Bureau is caught up in election fever. Its website has an elections page that summarizes the demographics of each state holding a primary or caucus. Both Maryland and Virginia, for example, have relatively high percentages of African-American residents (30% for the former, 20% for the latter) and college graduates, and both have relatively low poverty rates. That would seem to be a good mix for Barack Obama today, but one wild card may be the large number of voters in both states who work for the federal government. Might they be persuaded by Hillary Clinton’s "more experienced" pitch?