Income down in most 2012 battleground states

Except for Iowa and Wisconsin, income continued to drop last year in the key battleground states of the 2012 presidential campaign. Among the contested states, Nevada and Florida were the worst hit — down 6 percent and 3 percent in the last year, respectively. This chart shows five years of income data published Sept. 20 by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Median household income, 2007-2011

Leaning Democratic
Leaning Republican
Solidly Democratic or Republican

Note: All figures adjusted for inflation to 2011 dollars. SOURCE: American Community Survey. GRAPHIC: Ted Mellnik and Sisi Wei - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 3, 2012.