In most of Florida, COVID vaccinations lag where Trump support is highest

Each Florida county is represented by a dot. The higher the percentage 2020 vote for Donald Trump (shown on the bottom axis) the lower the vaccination rate (shown on the vertical axis at left). Data compiled the week of July 5, 2021, by Patrick Bernet, associate professor at Florida Atlantic University College of Business, who said there is a clear correlation between vaccination rates and presidential support. “This doesn’t happen much statistically. This is something you can see from 20 feet away.” (Red dots represent older counties, green dots younger counties and yellow in between.) (Patrick Bernet / Courtesy)