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U.S. States by Republican Party Support

Name the 10 most Republican states as measured by the Republican margin of victory in the last four Presidential elections.
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First submittedSeptember 4, 2016
Last updatedAugust 29, 2017
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State
39.8
Wyoming
35.0
Utah
33.1
Oklahoma
31.8
Idaho
24.3
Alabama
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State
23.7
Nebraska
23.7
West Virginia
22.8
North Dakota
22.2
Kentucky
20.7
Kansas
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level 62
Sep 5, 2016
Quite surprised Alaska or Texas isn't on here
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level 83
Sep 6, 2016
Texas has been shifting left for the past 20 years as more and more 2nd-generation Hispanic immigrants have flooded the state. Houston, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and other urban areas that make up a big portion of the state population are now strongly blue, and only getting more so. The whole state (and therefore the whole country) will be blue in another 20 years.
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level 69
Sep 7, 2016
Yeah, they flooded Texas. From inside!
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level 77
Sep 7, 2016
As long as the GOP continues to nominate candidates like Trump, yes.
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level 28
Sep 7, 2016
Well, time to start voting Libertarian, I guess
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level 62
Sep 7, 2016
I hope you meant that as a joke. Gary Johnson is not a true Libertarian. I'd be ok with him taking votes from Trump, if he were a true Libertarian. Just look at his stances on things, and then look at what the Libertarian party stands for, and you'll see that they don't compare. He is a wolf in sheeps clothing. He nearly goes full tantrum mode just from hearing "illegal immigrant". Gary Johnson is a joke.
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level 30
Nov 6, 2016
I agree that Texas is becoming bluer. However, this is countered by some states like Pennsylvania and Michigan starting to look redder. It's just the way politics are done in this country. States shift. Just look at history, the term "solid south" used to refer to the tendency of the southern states to vote democrat. And if times really do change so much that Republicans simply can't win anymore, then the party will simply realign itself. There's a reason that every president for the last 150 years has been either a democrat or republican.
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level 71
Jan 31, 2017
You have to be very naive and blind to think the whole country will be blue in 20 years, or ever. The idea that people will continue to get more and more liberal is quite stupid.
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level 65
Aug 29, 2017
The sad part is that Texas is literally flooding with blue right now...
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level 73
Aug 31, 2017
The other explanation of the shift in demographics is the mass exodus of blue collar workers from rust belt states in search of jobs. Ohio lost THOUSANDS of people and many of them went to Texas. Same with many of the other rust belt states. Which also helps explain why Clinton failed to capture those states like her democratic predecessors did. So many of her constituents fled south. Obviously, there are WAY more factors, but this is something to consider as well.
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level 77
Nov 6, 2017
Bernard: isn't it more stupid to believe that conservatism has a future? By definition conservatives are trying to hold on to the past. How long does that ever work? Do you still believe in... the divine right of monarchs? Serfdom as a viable economic system? Slavery? Child labor? The denial of suffrage to women and minorities? The death penalty for apostasy and witchcraft? If not then... you're a liberal! You're just living in the future. :D

What's true is that there are always movements of the pendulum... we go back and forth between liberal and conservative... secularism and religiosity... and though in many ways the country has been progressing, in many other ways it actually has been moving sharply to the right the past 20-30 years. Depends on which issues you look at. But on a long enough timeline liberals and progressive always win. But at the point when they do what it means to be liberal (or blue) is redefined and new goalposts are erected.
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level 71
Dec 3, 2017
Perhaps I worded it wrong kalbahamut. Instead of liberal I probably should of said "Democratic". What I was trying to say is that the major parties will always adapt to the times, and the idea that by 2040 or so this entire country will be Democratic just because of current demographic and political trends is stupid. It's never worked that way, and I suspect it never will.
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level 48
Jan 18, 2018
Politics always seems to work on a pendulum and will find its way back to one side or the other. I think once the boomers are gone this country will swing hard left with more social economics as resources are running scarce. Libertarianism here in America are a joke, it is a spawn of the John Birch Society for hard right ideology and pro corporation. Rand Paul is nowhere close to a true libertarian. Sorry/not sorry.
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level 77
Feb 8, 2018
Bernard: okay, then, we're in agreement. Like I said, as the culture and society changes then the goalposts get moved. Though once in a while a party does completely cease to exist, or fractures into different parties or merges with another... it hasn't happened in our lifetimes in the United States but it's happened before and it seems almost as if the GOP is trying to do that to itself now.
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level 72
Sep 9, 2018
You can see how well Beto O‘Rourke is doing. I expect TX to vote blue by 2024
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level 77
Sep 28, 2018
Curious to see if the Republicans could win without Texas I went to 270towin and played around with the interactive map for 2020 there. If Texas went blue and the Republicans kept every state that Trump won in 2016, they would only have to pick up Colorado and Michigan to stay at 270 electoral college votes and win a presidential election. That would be amazing... and they'd probably be losing the popular vote by 6 million at that point instead of just 3. We really need to abolish the electoral college.
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level 53
Oct 29, 2018
Its probably gonna stay red for a while, but it is shifting blue. In fact, southern states in general are shifting blue, while more midwestern and some northern states are shifting red. My guess is that Republicans are more economic based now than socially conservative based, and Trump's businessman aspects support this. The southern states care less about economics, while blue collar, great lake and northeastern states care about having a better economy. Texas becoming blue has this to blame and californians/mexicans moving into the country shift the demographics.
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level 77
Nov 24, 2018
^maybe. But Republicans are horrible for the economy. Donald Trump admitted this before running for office. Check out this stock market growth comparison for starters, but you can also find charts about GDP growth, unemployment rates, etc that paint a similar picture. Recent Republican policies benefit the top 1% and nobody else, and in the long run, because the country as a whole does so much worse, they're not even good for the top 1%!
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level 58
Sep 7, 2016
i got 6 from UK happy with that... How did i not get Nebraska though! Good luck...surely he can't win!?!?
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level 61
Sep 7, 2016
Wow. All the states known for innovation, education, and economic fire power all in one place.
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level 71
Jan 31, 2017
These are also the states that give you your food and natural resources buddy. These states also get forgotten by the rich liberals living in their mega cities, and that is why they don't vote for your candidates.
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level 61
Mar 14, 2017
so true! I think the residents of these states are sick and tired of having the life choked out of their livelihoods by environmental regulations imposed by people who don't have a clue about any of it
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level 61
Aug 30, 2017
Yeah let's keep polluting the air, water and earth for the sake of 'not choking out the life of people's livelihood.' That's quite an idea.
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level 53
Sep 20, 2017
Let people in other countries farm our crops and give us cheap natural resources. Let them make their water undrinkable and their air unbreathable. Cities are much more economically viable, because they add value to cheap raw materials in factories.
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level 76
Feb 8, 2018
And we all know that factories never polluted the air or water.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2018
I do not understand this notion of "rich liberals living in megacities" that rural people have drummed up. Just because Hollywood is liberal, that doesn't mean all liberals are rich. Most of them aren't. Most of them -- and certainly most of the ones I know -- are middle-class and working-class, which is why they care so much about creating opportunities for advancement in society. They fight for things like better health care and equal job opportunities, but rural conservatives oppose those things because they're more concerned with Jesus and "freedom." It is idiotic. I've lived in a number of "megacities," and, without question, the richer people in those cities skew conservative, while the middle- and working-classes skew liberal. So where did this myth come from?
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level 72
Sep 9, 2018
@jmellor13 You forgot tolerance
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level 38
Jun 6, 2017
Oh great,a Republican one (sorry if I offended anyone)
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level 45
Jul 27, 2017
Your tone is very inoffensive.
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level 51
Jun 25, 2017
This comment section is a political minefield
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level 69
Jan 2, 2018
Tweeter Tweeter Trumpkin He's a Russian bumpkin His big orange head looks like a pumpkin But if you opened it wide You'd find little inside Tweeter Tweeter Trumpkin
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level 34
Feb 8, 2018
Still so salty! Let's see how you turn out after the 2020 election.
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level 77
Feb 8, 2018
It's responses like this that lend credence to the idea that Trump voters don't care so much about what's good for the country, the world, or even themselves... they really only care about getting to say "neener neener you lost!" to some Hillary fan...
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level 28
Feb 9, 2018
Not gonna lie, this really does make you sound crazy, making chants instead of talking facts. Might just be me.
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level 77
Feb 11, 2018
though this guy has a point.
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level 46
Feb 8, 2018
Where is the deep South? lmao the answers to this quiz caught me off guard.
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level 77
Apr 3, 2018
The urban centers in the deep South have an awful lot of "Black" voters which vote overwhelmingly Democratic and many of them also have large communities of Hispanic voters which are more or less evenly split. Cities like Austin, Atlanta, Raleigh, etc. have many college-educated "White" voters who tend to vote Democratic. The Southern states are still pretty solidly Republican for the time being (demagogues like Trump combined with the rising number of Latinos may eventually change that) but they're not nearly as homogenous as the more rural and more "White" midwestern states that show up here.
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level 59
Feb 8, 2018
In 2008, Obama won an electoral vote from Nebraska, so not sure why it is on this list.
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level 80
Feb 8, 2018
Doesn't matter. Nebraska can split their electoral votes so that if a candidate wins the popular vote in a congressional district, they will win that vote. Besides, the quiz is the average margin of victory from the last four elections.
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level 10
Feb 18, 2018
I was in the middle of typing Nebraska when my time ran out
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level 72
Sep 9, 2018
Very very surprised by the absence of Mississippi. I was told that it‘s one of (if not) the most conservative states in America
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level 77
Oct 11, 2018
Culturally and historically and by the majority of the population in the state, yeah, but look at the comment I made above in response to Nick. There are many Democratic voters in the South they are just outnumbered most places there. Some of this has to do with the fact that there are fewer cities in the South and they are not as large. There is a rural/urban divide in America just like in many places. The midwest is even more rural, though.