According to research by Yahoo! Buzz, the people who will actually vote for Idol finalists Taylor Hicks, Elliot Yamin and Katherine McPhee are as divided as the so- called Red and Blue states.
Based on the demographic data, Hicks is the likely winner and his core supporters are women 30 and up living in the Bible Belt and the Rust Belt.
Meanwhile, Yamin is ranked at No. 2 but is pulling his strongest supporters from Virginia and Massachusetts. However, he is only attracting interest from about a dozen states.
Finally, McPhee is most popular with tween girls but isnt expected to win despite being tops in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California and New York.
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