2018 State Political Trends. Why Did Democrats Lose Senate Seats?

Missouri, Tennessee, Florida, North Dakota and Indiana continue to trend Republican because Democrats don't seem to have a strategy to appeal to rural voters, or those who work in manufacturing. Arizona and Nevada are now trending Democratic because Republicans seem anti-immigrant. West Virginia and Montana, despite their support for Trump, continue to elect Democratic senators.... Continue Reading →

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Political Profiles of the States, Swing States and Tracking Polls

Ballotpedia has published political profiles of each state, courtesy of the Almanac of American Politics 2016. Reading these profiles are essential to fully understanding American politics. The largest states lean heavily toward the Democrats: New York, Illinois (Chicago), the Northeast and the West Coast states (California, Washington, Oregon) are generally considered Democratic, in contrast to... Continue Reading →

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