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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Teddy's State Is Losing Voters

Jeff Jacoby discusses the loss of population in Massachusetts. He writes:

Not counting foreign immigrants, Massachusetts has been losing more people than it attracts every year since 1990, according to MassINC, a Boston-based research institute. The net outflow during the 12 years from 1990 to 2002 -- the excess of people leaving Massachusetts over those entering -- was 213,000, and the hemorrhaging has only gotten worse since then. MassINC reported in 2003 that one-fourth of Bay State residents would leave if they had the opportunity to do so. Among those who have lived in Massachusetts for less than 10 years, the proportion is even higher.

Per MassInc.com immigration into Massachusetts has increased since 2000:

In the year 2000, immigrants made up 12.2% of the Massachusetts population, up from 9.5% in 1990. The immigrant population in the Bay State grew by 35% over the course of the decade, reaching 773,000 in 2000.

While Jacoby believes the reason for the exodus of its citizens has to do with the social climate, and, for some, the actual climate (though New Hampshire has increased its population over the same time), the overall anti-business climate of Massachusetts politicians is likely playing its part. However, since immigrants have trended Democrat, the loss of more wealthy citizens should not hurt their political future.

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