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Gallup: Massachusetts, Maryland Are Bluest States

By    |   Thursday, 05 Feb 2015 10:22 PM

New data show Massachusetts and Maryland are the most Democrat states in the United States, with Wyoming and Utah coming in as the most Republican.

A Gallup study reports
that Democrats in Massachusetts hold a 21.8 percent advantage over Republicans, with Democrats in Maryland having a 20.9 percent edge. Rhode Island (19.4) is the third most Democratic state.

Republicans in Wyoming, meanwhile, have a 35.5 percent advantage. Utah Republicans have an advantage of 33.1 percent. Idaho (25.2) is the third most Republican state in the nation.

The Gallup data was compiled based on residents' political party identification and leanings. More than 177,000 adults were interviewed for the study during 2014.

Since Gallup started compiling the annual list seven years ago, nine states have been in the top 10 most Democratic every time: Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont, California, Hawaii, Delaware and Illinois. Those states were in the top 10 this year, with New Jersey and Connecticut tying for the 10th position. One of the latter two states has been in the top 10 every year since 2008.

The Republican side, meanwhile, has seen bigger fluctuations. Seventeen different states have appeared in the top 10 since the study began in 2008. Wyoming and Utah have been the two most Republican states every time.

Despite the left-leaning tendencies of Massachusetts and Maryland, the states have elected Republican governors in recent years. Five of Massachusetts' last six governors have been Republican, and overall the state has had 31 Republican governors vs. 19 Democrats.

Maryland, meanwhile, currently has a Republican governor in Larry Hogan Jr., and two of the state's last three governors have hailed from the GOP. Overall, Maryland has had 27 Democratic governors vs. seven from the Republican party.

In Wyoming, 20 governors have been Republicans and 12 have been Democrats. Utah has had five Republican governors in a row, and the GOP holds an 11-6 advantage overall.

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