Approval Maps: No More Red States!

by: dreaminonempty

Fri Nov 02, 2007 at 11:24

( - promoted by Chris Bowers)

We have at long last a poll from Utah clocking in at 47%!  With the poll of Idaho in August, this means every single state has had a poll with approval of Bush under 50% at some point.

America the Beautiful, indeed!

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dreaminonempty :: Approval Maps: No More Red States!
Utah, welcome to the Union!

This month, the poll season is really heating up, as I found 47 polls from 32 different states.  This is the best we've had since Survey USA stopped doing their 50-state poll.

Now that you've seen that pretty map though, I have to point out that the polls in Idaho and Utah were not significantly lower than 50%, and I haven't found a poll from Wyoming since November 2006 (49%) - the current value for Wyoming is an estimate, with all the errors that go along with it.  There is a decent chance that one or more of these states has a 'real' approval of Bush above 50% as of today.  (A Fox News poll at the end of September had Utah at 58%.)

I also want to let everybody know about an archive of old maps I put up on dKosopedia, along with some explanations about estimating and color, and more to come later.

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The question then is... (0.00 / 0)
How much does Presidential approval ratings correlate with voting.  I imagine there is a correlation but I doubt it will be a correlation that will be so intense to spark a landslide presidential race.

Blue state and Red state framing is faulty at best anyway. 

Good point.. but Texas says a lot (0.00 / 0)
I agree there is not a 1-1 correlation, but the fact that the south, the hearltand, and Texas--TEXAS!--pulled below 50% indicates there is some serious resentment to tap into out there.

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This is the last election... (0.00 / 0)
That we can nationalize and pin ourselves as Bush alternatives... after this... and maybe somewhat in 2008, we will have to have a record of accomplishments or set of ideas that we will actually deliver on... and that will be a great challenge.

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