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'Red State America' Is No More

According to a Gallup Poll, GOP plurality states have been reduced to a mere handful.
 
 
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Gallup has just released "State of the States: Political Party Affiliation", the first in a four-part series to be released this week on Gallup.com,  based on Gallup Poll Daily tracking data collected throughout 2008.  And the results could not be clearer: GOP plurality states (including leaners) have been reduced to a mere handful: the Mormon mountain heartland, plus Alaska and Nebraska.  That's it:

This contrasts sharply with what Gallup found as recently as 2002:

 

Paul Rosenberg is a regular blogger for Open Left