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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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level 64
Sep 5, 2016
Quite surprised Alaska or Texas isn't on here
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level 80
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 66
Sep 7, 2016
Yeah, they flooded Texas. From inside!
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level 73
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 64
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 57
Sep 7, 2016
I agree Gamer1162 - I used to like him, but he has moved very far to the left on a lot of issues. And Weld was governor of one of the most blue states. Both are fake Libertarians. Rand Paul is probably the closest to the real thing. Can't wait to see him give a speech on the state of the Constitution in a week!
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level 65
Sep 13, 2016
You mean he's not the right kind of joke to be a libertarian?
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level 32
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 67
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 61
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 73
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 67
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 73
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 55
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 44
Aug 22, 2017
Surely...
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level 56
Sep 7, 2016
Wow. All the states known for innovation, education, and economic fire power all in one place.
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level 19
Sep 8, 2016
You're my new hero!
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level 56
Sep 14, 2016
That's all I ever wanted.
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level 67
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 58
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 44
Aug 22, 2017
@determinedtobeatthis Quite an ironic comment considering that environmental regulations protect the quality of air we breathe. I suggest you get an education.
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level 62
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 49
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 73
Feb 8, 2018
And we all know that factories never polluted the air or water.
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level 56
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 44
Aug 22, 2017
Most of these states are at the bottom of the education and GDP rankings.
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level 51
Feb 8, 2018
So what? Isn't the Democratic Party supposed to be the party of the under-privileged?
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level 60
Sep 11, 2016
Interesting. The average score for this quiz is lower than that of its Democratic counterpart.
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level 50
Nov 9, 2016
Perhaps it's because democrats usually win fewer states (but they normally win bigger ones), so there are more possibilities to guess from here.
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level 32
Mar 29, 2017
I'd assume that's because the average red state is one of these Great Plains states where not many people live, and greater than 60% are Republicans. I personally had no idea that Wyoming voted more Republican than North Dakota. Meanwhile, blue states are generally larger.
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level 38
Jun 6, 2017
Oh great,a Republican one (sorry if I offended anyone)
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level 46
Jul 27, 2017
Your tone is very inoffensive.
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level 52
Jun 25, 2017
This comment section is a political minefield
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level 44
Aug 22, 2017
Not surprising that these are the least educated states.
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2017
I'm politically agnostic, but I think these type of analyses are wrong.

As a thought experiment, let's pretend that Alabama was given California's laws. Would that increase standards of living in the state? Or would the high tax environment, in the absence of a highly productive workforce, further decrease wages and output?

In my opinion, the political climate of a state is more a reaction to the underlying environment then a cause of it. Different states are responding to different problems.

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level 73
Nov 6, 2017
While your point is taken that what's right for California might not necessarily work in Alabama... current Republican policies are a disaster no matter where they are implemented. Look at Kansas and what they've done there the past many years. You're much more idealistic in your political outlook than I am. I don't see these politicians responding to problems at all. They have agendas that do not benefit their constituents. And that goes for many Democrats as well but right now the GOP is so completely corrupt, misguided, compromised and morally bankrupt that it's wrong to say there is any sort of equivalency. Sacrificing the middle class, social welfare, the environment, the economy, civil rights, and the foundations of democracy for the sake of very short-term economic gains for oligarchs, corporations, and Russian plutocrats is not a good idea ANYWHERE. Not in Maine nor in Mississippi. In the long run it doesn't even benefit said oligarchs. It's just madness.
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level 67
Jan 8, 2018
@kalbahamut Your polarized response is why Trump will likely win again in 2020. People from big cities and overseas are detached from the plights of everyday Americans in states such as those listed in this quiz. People outside of the big cities don't care about the Russia conspiracy theories, climate change or "social welfare".

They just want stable high-paying jobs and safe cities, and that's what Trump is providing. This is contrasted with democratic policies and mass immigration, which results in fewer and lower-paying jobs and more dangerous cities for these people. Residents in these Republican states usually make <$50k a year, so they don't want to see their money sent overseas or put towards other uses that won't benefit their home-state.

If you lived in Wyoming you'd likely have a completely different outlook on politics. You should try to understand why these states went Republican instead of assuming everybody voted against their own interests.
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level 56
Feb 8, 2018
"People outside the big cities just want safe cities." So you're going to rail against kalbahamut for telling rural people what they want, and then in the next breath say that people in rural areas are right to dictate how the cities are governed? Are you serious? And where in the world did you get the notion that Trump has either provided new jobs or safer cities? What is wrong with you people? I'm asking honestly. The reason people look down on Trumpkins is because you sound positively delusional.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
UP, if you think that Trump is in touch with your problems then I'm sorry but you've been duped.
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level 51
Feb 8, 2018
The Democratic Party of FDR never used this kind of elitist, snobbish rhetoric, and funnily enough it was dominant in most of these states. I say this as someone who is probably well to the left of Bernie Sanders.
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level 62
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 73
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 73
Feb 11, 2018
though this guy has a point.
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level 41
Feb 8, 2018
Where is the deep South? lmao the answers to this quiz caught me off guard.
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level 73
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 55
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 75
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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