5 States Republicans and Democrats Aren't Fans Of

Sorry, Michigan
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2015 7:53 PM CDT
The state capitol in Lansing, Mich., one of five states that gets low favorability marks among both Democrats and Republicans.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

(Newser) – Pick a state, any state, and ask a bunch of people if they have a favorable impression of it. Generally speaking, Democrats and Republicans will answer differently—in 37 states, a clear majority of either Republicans or Democrats will give it a thumb's up. But YouGov points out that the red-state, blue-state divide doesn't quite work in the others. In eight states, a majority of Republicans and a majority of Democrats have a favorable impression of it: Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. And there's five states that neither party likes very much:

  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
Click for more details on the breakdown of states.

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