Red States Going the Way of the Dodo – Cont’d

From MSNBC’s FirstRead:

Given last night’s House Republican vote, as well as tomorrow’s RNC chair contest and even the recent GOP fealty to Rush Limbaugh, it’s worth pointing out that the Republican Party is about as unpopular now as the president who just left office. In addition to December’s NBC/WSJ poll, which showed that only 27% of the country viewed the GOP favorably (versus 49% who said that about the Dem Party), a new Gallup analysis of the 350,000 interviews it conducted in 2008 finds the Democratic Party leading in every state in the nation except in Alabama, Kansas, Nebraska, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. (That’s right, even in some states McCain carried like Texas and Georgia, voters identify more with the Dem Party than the GOP.) Gallup summed up it up this way: “The political landscape of the United States has clearly shifted in the Democratic direction… As recently as 2002, a majority of states were Republican in orientation. By 2005, movement in the Democratic direction was becoming apparent, and this continued in 2006. That dramatic turnaround is clearly an outgrowth of Americans’ dissatisfaction with the way the Republicans (in particular, President George W. Bush) governed the country.”

 (H/T: FDL)

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One Response to “Red States Going the Way of the Dodo – Cont’d”

  1. X Says:

    Happy one year to this post! America should become a one-party state! It would solve most of the current crises and divisions. The Democratic Party should aggressively put in places measures that ensure that the Republican Party will NEVER dominate again! NEVER!

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