Monday, February 21, 2011

Gallup Poll: The Number of Solidly Democratic States Cut in Half

Gallup's analysis of party affiliation in the U.S. states shows a marked decline in the number of solidly Democratic states from 2008 (30) to 2010 (14). The number of politically competitive states increased over the same period, from 10 to 18, with more limited growth in the number of leaning or solidly Republican states.

Click the Gallup icon below for the full story and lots more graphs and breakdowns:


salty said...

This is good news going into the 2012 Presidential race. Lets hope we can pick a candidate that will satisfy the MAJORITY!

Dave said...

Gallup is totally out to lunch regarding their map. The 14 states of the Old Confederacy (I'm counting Kentucky) have a total of 28 senators, only 5 of which are Democrats, and 3 of those will probably lose next year.....and yet, only 1 of those 14 states is rated Solid or Lean Republican.

Republicans control the congressional delegations in all 14 of these states, and have incumbent governors in 12 of them.