I was wondering how States were preforming currently managing the spread of Covid-19 right now. And comparing that to who they voted for in 2016. My hypothesis was that, given by now the timing of Covid coming over has normalized and states would have had time to institute whatever localized program they felt was best, states who had a lot of Trump supporters would be having more new cases per 100,000 because those supporters would be less likely to wear masks, social distance or other measures stated by public health since they were getting conflicting advice from the president they voted for. This group of people would exist across the country in all states but smaller percentages where Hilary recieved more.
For the cases per 100,000 I used this interactive map from NPR as well as their color coding described their (blue great, yellow good, orange bad, red real bad (actual descriptions in link))
The results were pretty shocking.
For States that voted Trump in 2016 as of today they were preforming
Blue = 0%
Yellow = 10%
Orange = 67%
Red = 23%
For States who voted Hilary in 2016 they were preforming
Blue = 5%
Yellow = 65%
Orange = 30%
Red = 0%
This is a very pronounced and dramatic difference. It could also "worse" than the numbers suggest as you would think people who fall in the non believer category would also be less likely to get tested.
But even if we just go with what we have, states who voted Hilary are managing the spread WAY better than states that voted for Trump.