Wednesday, August 05, 2009

States Favor Democrats By A Factor of 10:1

The road back to power for the Republican party looks long and steep judging by the latest polling data from Gallup. In the first six months of 2009, only four states solidly supported the Republicans (with an advantage of ten percentage points or more over the Democrats in polls). Just one other state, Alabama, leans Republican (between five and nine percentage points in favour of the party). Contrast that with the nearly 40 states that favor the Democrats (see map above).

The Economist.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.

15 Comments:

At 8/05/2009 3:21 PM, Blogger 1 said...

The Economist, eh?!?! ROFLMAO!

What's next? Granma? LOL!

Thankfully there's Rasmussen Reports is out there...

Generic Congressional Ballot
Generic Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%


71% Say Obama’s Policies Have Driven Up Deficit

 
At 8/05/2009 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please read a poll from a reputible polling company (not one that weighs the poll results from the actual results towards the Democrats and polls more Democrats than Republicans)
Generic Ballot: Republicans 43%, Democrats 38%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot

 
At 8/05/2009 3:24 PM, Blogger Donny Baseball said...

I wouldn't trust The Economist. Case in point...Oklahoma leans Democrat??? It is the only state where every precinct went against Obama, it has 2 Republican senators, 4/5 Republicans in its House delegation, a Republican state house...but it leans Dem?

 
At 8/05/2009 4:02 PM, Anonymous Benny The Real Libertarian said...

The R-Party forgot to stand on principle. Now they are standing in the toilet, along with former Senator Craig, and tapping their feet.

 
At 8/05/2009 4:26 PM, Blogger Bloggin' Brewskie said...

The Economist is not exactly a liberal-leaning publication, and judging from my travels throughout the country, I'd say this is somewhat correct - particularly with one group with increasing voter clout, the Hispanics.

It's not that people (as a whole) are crazy about Obama, his policies, or the Democrats; it's not that there's been what I call a "huge" shift in political mood, it's just that people seem dissatisfied with the Republican Party.

Interesting article.

 
At 8/05/2009 5:43 PM, Blogger randian said...

The Economist is not exactly a liberal-leaning publication

Have you been reading the same Economist I have? What you say may have been true 10 years ago, but it isn't true now. They aren't as bad as anything with "New" in the title, but they're pretty reliably leftist now.

 
At 8/05/2009 5:46 PM, Anonymous feeblemind said...

Ahh..... this explains the 487 electoral votes that Obama won last Nov.

 
At 8/05/2009 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Esta baloney! Kansas has enjoyed female Democratic governors, but it is a solidly Republican state. There was even a bestseller about what's wrong with us, since we can't seem to change, even for our best interests 8^)

--Redbud, with best wishes from Kansas

 
At 8/05/2009 6:21 PM, Blogger John Thacker said...

This is taken from a poll that I saw elsewhere of party affiliation, not which party people vote for. In particular, there are a lot of Southern states that still have registered Democrats who vote Republican, especially nationally.

Look at South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas for God's sake.

In any case, even when Republicans win national elections, they still have a smaller percentage of people who claim party affiliation. They win by winning a larger percentage of Independents (and nominal Democrats.)

 
At 8/05/2009 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, party affiliation is pretty useless. I was registered Democrat in California when I voted for Nader in 2000. I was still registered Democrat when I voted for Bush in 2004. Now, I'm registered Republican in Delaware so I can vote against Mike Castle in the Republican congressional primary.

 
At 8/05/2009 8:45 PM, Blogger Paul said...

feeblemind said...
"Ahh..... this explains the 487 electoral votes that Obama won last Nov."

The operative phrase being "last Nov.". Heh.

 
At 8/05/2009 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't this be caused by the fact that the Clinton/Obama race went to the end, while the Republican primary was settled early like primaries usually are.

 
At 8/06/2009 9:37 AM, Blogger Mr. Dart said...

Any poll or article that claims that there isn't a single "solid Republican" state in the South is in error. The only proven to be accurate polling company is Rasmussen Reports over the past decade. The rest of it is a form of push polling to build a story around. For example-- the piece in the Economist.

 
At 8/06/2009 5:56 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Rasmussen? Isn't that just another sing-to-the-choir poll, w/ no more accuracy?

They skew consistently towards the right in their questioning, despite their claims to the contrary.

 
At 8/06/2009 6:18 PM, Blogger 1 said...

"The Economist is not exactly a liberal-leaning publication"...LOL!

From the Economist dated Oct. 30, '08: It's time
America should take a chance and make Barack Obama the next leader of the free world


"Ahh..... this explains the 487 electoral votes that Obama won last Nov"...

Yeah, especially when these kinds of clowns troop down to the polls...LMAO!

Well of course SethStorm steps in it again with his silly but thoroughly unsubstantiated: "They skew consistently towards the right in their questioning, despite their claims to the contrary"...

Meanwhile back on planet earth:
Rasmussen, the Only Poll that Matters

 

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