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This post below stolen from Willisms - his entire piece is here:
Voting With Their Feet-
When it comes to domestic migration (Americans moving from one part of America to another), not all states are created equal. On April 20, the United States Census Bureau released its latest current population report (which has lots of neat maps, if you are interested), detailing which states gained population at the expense of others, and vice-versa (.pdf):
Generally, people are leaving states that John Kerry won in 2004 in favor of states that George W. Bush won in 2004. Again, this isn't immigration from other countries, or even birthrate-based population changes. This is strictly a measure of Americans moving from blue states to red states, from blue counties to red counties, from blue cities to red cities.
Pro-growth policies, not surprisingly, produce growth.
Indeed, the counties with the most outmigration from 2000-2004 tended to be left-leaning counties (.pdf):
It's clear that people are leaving Democrat-dominated areas to escape tyranny (of taxes, of weird rules and regulations, of higher crime rates, of the higher cost of living, of failing schools, etc.), to find opportunity elsewhere.
You entirely misapprehend the situation. We are leaving the blue states in order to take over the red states and save this country from becoming the neofascist dictatorship that Dick Cheney, Rummy, and their merry gang of psychopaths would like it to be.
If you do linear regression with independent variables such as total per capita tax rate or degree of gun control with net outward migration, you get statistically significant relationships. Out migration increases as taxes increase, out migration increases as the degree of gun control increases.
Incidently, crime rate has a positive correlation with degree of gun control. The more gun control the higher the crime. One curiosity is Vermont. It has loony politicans, highest per capita tax rate, least gun control of any state and it is gaining a little bit of population from outmigration from other states.