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Old 08-06-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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PRINCETON, NJ -- An analysis of Gallup Poll Daily tracking data from the first six months of 2009 finds Massachusetts to be the most Democratic state in the nation, along with the District of Columbia. Utah and Wyoming are the most Republican states, as they were in 2008. Only four states show a sizeable Republican advantage in party identification, the same number as in 2008. That compares to 29 states plus the District of Columbia with sizeable Democratic advantages, also unchanged from last year.

Political Party Affiliation: 30 States Blue, 4 Red in 2009 So Far
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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More states were "red" than "blue" in November. Elections are simply going to be determined by some very divided swing states.
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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Actually, it should be 30 States Red, 4 Blue.

Democrats = Red and Republicans = Blue

That is the correct representation.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Here
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These results are based on interviews with over 160,000 U.S. adults conducted between January and June 2009, including a minimum of 400 interviews for each state (305 in the District of Columbia). Each state's data is weighted to demographic characteristics for that state to ensure it is representative of the state's adult population.
Sounds like a pretty accurate poll........NOT.

That map is pure fiction:

McCain won Louisiana by 19% and they now call it a "leans democratic" state.
McCain won Arkansas by 20%. Now its called a "solid democratic" state.
He won SC by 9%
He won Georgia by 5%
He won Tennessee by 15%.
Then there is Oklahoma which had ZERO counties go Obama's way. This is the only state in the country that did that.

I think it's safe to say that the last thing Mr. Obama has done over the past 6 months is gain more votes.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Actually, it should be 30 States Red, 4 Blue.

Democrats = Red and Republicans = Blue

That is the correct representation.
How do you figure that?
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How do you figure that?
Red and blue switched places around the time of the 2000 election.

Before then, red represented Democrats and blue represented Republicans.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Sounds like a pretty accurate poll........NOT.
I think they're just reporting on voter registration. Especially in southern states, a lot of people are still registered as Democrats even though they almost always vote Republican. I agree that something doesn't seem right about their report.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Red and blue switched places around the time of the 2000 election.

Before then, red represented Democrats and blue represented Republicans.
Okay, but what does that have to do with the map on that page?
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Okay, but what does that have to do with the map on that page?
Nothing. I was simply explaining why (I think) bostonian123 made that comment.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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All states are now red under the Obama administration policies.

Meaning they are broke and in the red.
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