Who Sells More Books: Democrats or Republicans?

In preparation for the upcoming presidential election, Amazon.com is sharing information about the political curiosities of its shoppers. They have broken up much of their political collection into “red” books and “blue” books.  Check out the map below to see who is reading what and where.

To put this information in context, Amazon shoppers are demographically more likely to be younger, childless and on the wealthier side.


To see the map larger and interactive, click here.


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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago


Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown5 years ago

Well if you call the garbage that Bill O' Reilly and Ann Coulter write "books," but that is being terribly generous in one's definition.

Michael MacDonald

Now, the exact same tactics are being used in America.

Here's what to watch out for:
.Robo calls either sending you to the wrong polling station or fake calls posing as liberals (actually conservatives) acting rude to turn you off from voting for them.
.Voter ID laws
.Online trolls who convince people not to vote (they usually don't have any info attached to their accounts and don't usually even have profile photos)
Sometimes these people are people who were convinced not to vote already by someone else working for the conservatives so it's hard to tell if they are the follower or the leader on that one.

It's going to get worse and worse as we get closer to the election so watch out
and report any forms of voter suppression you come across to your electoral office.

It's actually electoral fraud and is a criminal offense
so don't take it lightly.

Voter suppression is the same as putting thugs outside of polling stations in order to stop people from voting.
It's an absolutely despicable act.

Now that I've mentioned all of this, let me prove that Obama and Romney are not even close to the same.

.legalized gay marriage
.allowing 8 state level votes on marijuana legalization in November
.tried to pass the disclose act
.tried to pass the civility act
.supports the idea that low-middle income spending power fuels GDP and is constantly trying to gut corporate tax breaks in light of this.

.Against gay marriage
.helped to f

Michael MacDonald

@James C.

if you have a problem with corporations buying your elections then you should support Obama.

Read about what the disclose act was for and who blocked it in congress.

The disclose act would have made it mandatory for all corporations helping out political campaigns to disclose what they gave and the republicans fillbustered it in congress so they are to blame for this.

furthermore, one of the simplest way I can put the economical differences between the two parties in a nutshell is that Obama wants low-middle income families to have more spending power in order to increase GDP in the long run (which it certainly would)
and Romney wants to give the richest 1% more tax breaks which we all know won't do anything to help the economy after bush tried it.

Everyone who's trying to convince you that both parties are the same
are actually trying to stop you from voting so that the conservatives will win and will be able to give out these tax breaks.

It's called voter suppression.

It's a form of political propaganda that's used to try to convince young and liberal leaning voters to stay home from the polls so that the republicans can win.

A huge scandal just blew up in Canada over this form of propaganda in our last election and we're already seeing forms of it popping up in America as well so this is no conspiracy theory.
There are tens of thousands of reports to elections Canada proving that this happened.

Now, the exact same tactics are being u

Maryann Burkholtz

Do they read the books or just use them to prop up uneven table or chair legs?

Wendy Schroeder
Wendy Schroeder5 years ago

I'm surprised that more "red" books are sold. Maybe blue states use the library more? Who knows. Still I bookmarked the interactive map for reference for books to read.

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago

Something to think about.

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James Crowley
James Crowley5 years ago

This election reminds me of Dumb and Dumber...or maybe, Evil and Eviler??? Both candidates are BIG MONEY and money is the root of all evil...My hope is that we don't keep losing our FREEDOMS whoever gets elected!!! This is the dirtiest election!!! The president needs to be for all the people in this country. He is not just for the blacks or the poor or for the rich or the wealthy or for the corporations. I pray for this country of ours and hope that things can get back to what our forefathers wanted for our nation-BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE !!!

Deecherie H.
Dawn H5 years ago

Interesting. If I were to choose a book by the title, I would want to read one with "hope" in the title, versus "no apology". If I were to choose a book based on the cover art, I would want to know what the man looking right at me has to say, versus the one who can't even look at me in a photograph!

Robert Ludwig
Robert Ludwig5 years ago

The real question is who's reading more books, and who's burning more books.