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Old 10-16-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Does anyone have a list, link or map rating the states for citizens political involved-ness.

Rate of people voting etc.

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brubaker
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Voter Turnout: 2008 General
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Voter Turnout: 2004 General
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Voter Turnout: 2000 General

Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wisconsin seem to have the highest turnouts in most of those years. Of the more Republican states Alaska and either Missouri or South Dakota seem to have fairly high turnouts. Or I'm misreading it.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Missouri is a purple state. Until the last election, where Obama lost by a slim margin for 4000 or so votes because Nader was on the ballot, it was a bellweather state. Missouri isn't a red state most of its population is in St. Louis and Kansas City. Its a purple state.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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I think Missouri's bellweather status was challenged a bit after it didn't go blue. Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina went blue for the first time in decades but not Missouri? Not that IN, VA or NC are bellweather states but during the type of year the Democrats had in 2008 Missouri should have been a clench.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Missouri is a purple state. Until the last election, where Obama lost by a slim margin for 4000 or so votes because Nader was on the ballot, it was a bellweather state. Missouri isn't a red state most of its population is in St. Louis and Kansas City. Its a purple state.
I think I meant that Missouri is more Republican than the current average, not that it simply is Republican. Gallup is down so I can't check that idea at the moment, but they did go for Bush twice and McCain once. Their State House, State Senate, and US Congressional representation is majority Republican. The state executive offices of Missouri, and one of their US Senators, are Democratic so they are something of a purple state. Still even being purple could make them slightly more Republican than average.

Political party strength in Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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My mistake. Missouri's people are apparently more Democratic than Wisconsin's.

Political Party Affiliation: 30 States Blue, 4 Red in 2009 So Far
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm guessing you could research the number of political organizations in each state but not the number of people who are politically active. But, even then you couldn't compare them as you would assume bigger states have more political organizations.

I would do total number of organizations in the state divided by the number of those that are political to come up with a percent and then compare the percents to other states.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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There are a LOT of politically active people out here, but, also plenty of ones who aren't. Plenty of people who aren't citizens and can't vote either, but they are still vocal. Using statistics wouldn't give a clear picture as there are masses out here that are very vocal.
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