Matt, you are wrong on on major count. I don't think many "liberals" support counselling for mass murderers (or any murderer for that matter). We support life imprisonment, which is what many on the death row fear.
I have no idea what the Golden rule is. And no, when I finished high school two years ago, there were no metal detectors installed in any school in the country (I still don't think there are any).
About the voting stats and who you expect voted for each party...your results are mixed according to exit polls. Yes, homosexuals are mostly democratic but that should be obvious. In terms of religion, the only support Bush has was from Protestant Christians. All other groups favoured Gore.
In terms of income, lower-income voters favoured Gore and middle-class voters Bush. But, at the highest income levels, the candidates are almost dead even. 61 percent of Bush voters are gun owners (scary!!!). 15 percent of Bush voters believe he is too Liberal (ever scarier!!!).
Take a look for yourself at http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2000/results/index.epolls.html