February 21, 2011

THERE ARE NO SAFE SEATS:

Poll: Fewer states are solidly blue (JENNIFER EPSTEIN, 2/21/11, Politico)

More than a dozen blue states turned purple between 2008 and 2010, Gallup found in its analysis of party affiliations in daily tracking polls.

Based on the party affiliations that people provided to pollsters, 14 states were considered solidly Democratic in 2010, with Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents outweighing Republicans by at least 10 percentage points. In 2009, that number was 24, and in 2008, when President Barack Obama was elected, 30 states were solidly Democratic by Gallup’s measure.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2011 8:16 PM
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