I was looking at a map showing poll results for the upcoming US election, and I got to wondering how the educational levels in the various areas broke down. Not saying that areas with better educational levels would tend to go for one party over the other, but thinking more along the lines that areas with better education would tend to go for one particular candidate over another. (In some years that would be a Republican, in other years, that would be a Democrat.) A little googling has turned up listings of the top ranked colleges in the US, but no maps showing areas of the country with better educational systems, and no pverlays of that map, with comparisons to either current polling or past elections.
I realize that its ultimately meaningless (since you can have an election like Reagan vs Mondale, where 49 states went for Reagan) as a predictor of elections, but it would be interesting to see. Has anyone done this?