Focus on the "Top 10" in each category. Notice that States in RED, indicating Republican leaning States, are heavily represented in the Top 10 of BOTH programs. There is nothing notable about the farm subsidies and the States they go to BUT what observation can you make about SNAP subsidies in the form of food assistance? Interestingly enough, THOSE States lean Republican as well.
The article that accompanies this graphic points out that these States don't have large urban areas and really illustrates the level of rural poverty that exists in the US.
|Source: Wall Street Journal|