August 3, 2009

Political Party Affiliation: 30 States Blue, 4 Red in ’09 So Far
Utah and Wyoming are most Republican; S.C. is Competitive

by Jeffrey M. Jones

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.

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