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Gallup: Red States Outnumber Blue for First Time in Eight Years

red-vs-blue-statesfrom – Washington Examiner – by Kelly Cohen

There were more Republican states than Democratic states in 2015 for the first time since Gallup started tracking the statistic in 2008.  When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, 35 states were either solid or leaning Democratic, and there were just five Republican states. But the new Gallup survey said there were 20 solid or leaning GOP states, and just 14 Democratic states. The remaining 16 states are in the middle.

 

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JacGyver
4 years ago

Save the Electoral College –

The sensible meaning of the Electoral College voting via the counties versus the states gives more accuracy to the peoples vote.
Voting per the districts within the counties of each state would be even better.
________________________________________
THANK YOU, FOUNDING FATHERS! –
(Wow. Ponder, Popular Vote vs. Electoral College)

This is the best explanation of why the Founders had unbelievable wisdom in designing the Electoral College.
It also illustrates that the Democratic Party does not represent the country, just the heavily populated east
and west coast states having mega cities which are out of touch with the vast majority of the country.

There are 3,113 counties in the United States.
Trump won 2626 of them. Clinton won 487.

There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes, which is her reason for not campaigning in the smaller less populated areas (States & Counties) of the Country.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received
well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties, Trump won Richmond)

Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles. The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even
suggest that the vote of those that encompass a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country because there are many red county’s within those blue state areas that didn’t get included or considered in the total voting. Look very close at the two maps listed below.

Copy the below addresses and paste it into the address window of your web browser for more info:

http://truthfeed.com/did-you-know-trump-won-2626-out-of-3113-counties-hillary-only-won-487/38971/

http://static5.businessinsider.com/image/583c8ee3ba6eb620008b6738-1200

JacGyver
4 years ago

The sensible meaning of the Electoral College
(Save the Electoral College)
________________________________________
THANK YOU, FOUNDING FATHERS!!!!
(Wow. Ponder, Popular Vote vs. Electoral College)

This is the best explanation of why the Founders had unbelievable wisdom in designing the Electoral College.
It also illustrates that the Democratic Party does not represent the country, just the heavily populated east
and west coast states having mega cities which are out of touch with the vast majority of the country.

There are 3,113 counties in the United States.
Trump won 2626 of them. Clinton won 487.

There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes, which is her reason for not campaigning in the smaller less populated areas (States & Counties) of the Country.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received
well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties, Trump won Richmond)

Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles. The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even
suggest that the vote of those that encompass a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country because there are many red county’s within those blue state areas that didn’t get included or considered in the total voting. Look very close at the two maps.

Copy and paste the below address into your web browser for more info:

http://truthfeed.com/did-you-know-trump-won-2626-out-of-3113-counties-hillary-only-won-487/38971/

James S Gordon
5 years ago

This should have happened many years ago. The vote of the individual no longer counts It is all back room deals, Trade offs, and GREED. Elected representitives only represent THEMSELVES anymore.

Peter
5 years ago

The trouble with the flawed analysis in this article is that PEOPLE vote, not square miles, or political divisions on a map. People are overwhelming moving (and immingrating) to the population centers, the large cities. The map of the US could be 85-90% red but is the population centers were blue, it wouldn’t matter. One-third of the U.S. population lives in the Northeast corridor, which is northern Virginia to Portland, Maine. This whole area is overwhelmingly liberal with evangelical Christians numbering in the single digits percentage-wise. This map means absolutely nothing.

JOB
5 years ago
Reply to  Peter

The map on this page is NOT the map in the Gallop poll, so it is misleading; read the Washington Examiner or the original report.

MICHAEL
5 years ago
Reply to  Peter

Peter, you are exactly right. The other problem with the article is that even though a majority of the states are red, they have fewer electoral college votes (with the exception of Texas) than some of the states you mention, which historically vote Democratic. A GOP candidate can win a majority of states, but if he/she does not carry New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and especially California, it does not matter. If you were to look at an electoral map of the state of California for the last election, the state is predominantly red, except for the Left Coast from San Francisco down to San Diego. That portion of the state (with the exception of Orange County) is all blue, and since most of the population lives along the Left Coast, the state swings Democratic. This is true in a lot of the so-called Blue States – the majority of the state may be red, but the major population centers vote Democratic, and the Democrats carry the state.

Terry
5 years ago
Reply to  Peter

I agree the map means nothing. The real problems are the states are either red or blue. Neither care about you, wake up.

Don West
5 years ago

Is this Amac or ARRP I am a strong Trump supporter and I certainly don’t like the way you are biasing your site against him. Rubio and Cruz are just a couple of lying politicians. Is Amac conservative in name only?

Allen Wood
5 years ago
Reply to  Don West

Cruz is a true Conservative. Look at his record, not the lies. He is hated in the Senate because he was almost alone in standing for Conservative principles against the Washington establishment.

JOB
5 years ago
Reply to  Don West

Why this accusation against AMAC? What are you talking about? Are you referring to the article by the Washington Examiner, which is the actual source of the Gallup report? AMAC did not write the original article, nor does it say a word about Trump. Or are you talking about the videos on the Examiner site? Again, AMAC is not the source!

livefreeordie
5 years ago
Reply to  Don West

Another hot head for Trump. What a surprise. That’s who he appeals to. And DON’T call Cruz a liar – it shows your ignorance.

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  livefreeordie

Cruz is a liar. Shows your still fooled after 8 years of tyranny.

e park
5 years ago
Reply to  livefreeordie

Cruz says he’s a liar, are you kidding? Even his Harvard professor says he bends the truth to suit his needs.. You shouldn’t be so defensive about a politician being called a liar. They all lie!!

Maria
5 years ago
Reply to  e park

Amen to that! If one does not know that all politicians lie, something is wrong with that person! That’s why this country is the way it is today. Do we want our candidates to run their campaigns with lies to win the WH and govern with more lies? We’ve had plenty of that these last few years!

Jeff Theiss
5 years ago
Reply to  Don West

I jumped on the Trump bandwagon at first but I’ve been leaning towards Cruz lately. Cruz is no liar and Trump’s “lyin’ Ted” rants make him look like a 6th grade punk.

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  Don West

I agree! I too am pro Trump and see AMAC trying to influence “their” interests. We don’t need another lying career politician. That’s 8 more years of Bull Shi-!

Rik
5 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

Irv, and the rest of you Trump supporters, where’s your common sense? … You all say Cruz lies? … Trump doesn’t? … Haven’t you all been listening to his answers in the debates? … His flip flopping, oh that’s right, he calls it “being flexible” because as you all know to “negotiate” a good deal you have to be “flexible”. … Isn’t that what the establishment Rino’s have been doing in Congress with Obama? … Excepting Cruz, who speaks out but seemingly fights alone. … You all think Trump is a “political outsider” when for 40 years he’s been LOBBYING politicians from both parties for favors which should be called bribes. You ALL KNOW how the Democratic Communists have been destroying this country yet YOU ARE ALL IGNORING THAT TRUMP WAS A DEMOCRAT FOR THOSE 40 YEARS and that HE GAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS $$$ MORE TO DEMOCRATS AND THEIR POLICIES THAN TO REPUBLICANS.

The ONLY REAL OUTSIDER IS TED CRUZ … WHY DO YOU ALL THINK THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT AREN’T RALLYING AROUND HIM TO DEFEAT TRUMP??? … Duhhhh.

And you all think Trump doesn’t lie? … Why don’t you google his past comments on gun control, his pro-abortion stance, his hiring of “illegals” so he wouldn’t have to pay union wages on his construction projects, his cheating laborers and small business owners by going bankrupt not once but 4 times? This pompous, arrogant, narcisstic, spoiled rich Billionaire if elected, will do just like Obama and bypass Congress with Executive Orders if his so-called deals fail to get the backing in Congress.

60% of Republicans disapprove of him and nationwide 60% of ALL people disapprove of him and that’s even more than Hillary’s 52% nationwide disapproval rating.

TRUMP WILL SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY AND HILLARY GETS ELECTED AND OBAMA BECOMES A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE … ARE YOU ALL NUTS?

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Well geez! I guess you got all the answers. Waiting for more enlightenment. Lolol
Trump 2016!!

Barbara R
5 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

Support for Trump ensures Hillary’s success, in November. Please don’t allow this to happen, for our children’s and grandchildren’s sake, PLEASE!!

Rex
5 years ago
Reply to  Rik

I totally agree with you Rik. I have been reading up on Cruz and as a guy who work involves public lands issues, he is a devout Constitutional Foundationalist. I encourage everyone to read up on Senator Cruz’s record and one thing that you will find is that he kept his campaign promises to those that voted him in office, even if it met he turned away and made enemies of the D.C. RINOs.

James C. Sauer
5 years ago

It’s bought time!

drkay
5 years ago

Just because I live in a blue state does not mean I am voting blue! That’s where the doomacrats do not have a hold…they’re socialist comy pinkos as ‘Archie’ use to say!! They the doomacrats are the worst & do not want us to live in a democracy..that’s why they keep the ‘people that aren’t informed in their hip pocket & those same people think the other side is against them because we want them to get off their fat arses & make something of themselves…not sure who the Rep. party is going to pick but who ever it’s we will certainly have half a chance than if…a socialist or a criminal gets into office!! See that’s who the people like anyone who can get away with doing nothing is worth exactly that nothing zero…they have nothing to offer and nothing to give!!! After they abuse the middle class THEN WHAT! So just because they see larger states in the blue doesn’t mean it’s all locked up…they still cannot come into the booth with you…it’s still a free country as far as that goes PRAISE GOD! I still have great faith and trust in JESUS’ choice….thank you!

Judy
5 years ago
Reply to  drkay

drkay, We are a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Don’t remain one of the uninformed.

Greg
5 years ago
Reply to  Judy

Here is a very good article on the difference between a democracy and constitutional republic, particularly as related to the governed. After reading it I think you will understand how important it is to know and understand the difference: http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/AmericanIdeal/aspects/demrep.html

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  Judy

Actually we already are a socialist Country. I’m with Trump, bring BACK our Country.

Maria
5 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

I’m with you, IrvC!

Charles Lopresto
5 years ago

The problem with the map showing red and blue states is not the number of states that count but the number of electoral votes that count. The only very large red state is Texas. The rest are smaller or in the middle. But look at what states are included in blue: California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts which are all automatically Democratic even before the election begins. They are also the cultural and media centers that set the agenda and influence voters. Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston and D.C. If Bernie thinks the “system is rigged,” try being a Republican.

PaulE
5 years ago

Well said Charles. This article is largely a waste of time, as it does not address where the dominate political, economic and social influences emanate from.

Judy Pierorazio
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Charles, your comment points out the reason why we don’t want to give up the electoral college.

JOB
5 years ago

Good point! The electoral college was set up by the founders to adjust the influence of states with big cities, hence large voting populations, from overly biasing the federal elections in their states’ favor, and leaving the majority of the states without as much influence on the choice of a president. In short, the electoral college makes the presidential contenders responsive to ALL the states, not just the most populous ones.

Bryanf
5 years ago

Electoral college is the reason repubs don’t show up in ny cal etc.
Popular vote would energize more anti dems

Bryanf
5 years ago

Electoral college is the reason repubs don’t show up in ny cal etc.
Popular vote would energize more anti dems

JOB
5 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Agree, the big metropolis states tend to be heavily influenced by major cities. However, that does not make the article a waste of time at all: it just shows that many other states have moved heavily in the direction of electing Republicans as the Democratic party has moved ever more away from center-right and toward socialism. Plus, many state governments have gained Republican majorities, made policy changes, and demonstrated how Republican principles actually work, reversing the bad policy of past Democratic state administrations in a few short years. This is ground for hope that a grassroots conservative movement is having much effect!

Rock
5 years ago

Once you get past the human leach states of New York, California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland how can there be any blue states.

JohnQ1
5 years ago
Reply to  Rock

Washington and Oregon may fall into the “leach state” category but it should be noted that this is due to one county in each state. Too bad those two counties have 90% of all the people who vote for fools.

Glenn 47
5 years ago
Reply to  JohnQ1

Cook County Illinois is largely Democratic and tips the scales that way for the state. I think without Chicago Illinois might be a “red “state.

Allen Wood
5 years ago
Reply to  JohnQ1

Even California is almost all red except LA and San Francisco.

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  Allen Wood

I thought SF was pink?

pdq
5 years ago
Reply to  Rock

A leech is a leech is a leech, by any other spelling. [Shakespeare]

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  Rock

Sad but true. I’m moving to Oregon and I’m sure I’ll be unpopular. Lol

Gary Hatton
5 years ago

The only “poll” that counts is the one on election day. I do not think much of “polls”. The first well known poll was done on a porch, in Galilee, and the crowd picked Barabbas!

Irv C
5 years ago
Reply to  Gary Hatton

Yes and I STILL don’t believe Obama won the real vote 3 years ago, nor do I believe Harry “pinkie” Reid won in Nevada.
I can’t help but believe our country is WORSE than corrupt. Hell I thought about renouncing my Citizen ship, going to Mexico, sneak back in and get the world on a platter. But the I realized I’m NOT a parasite. Lololol

Joeb
5 years ago
Reply to  Irv C

It is obvious if one is paying attention.

Garry Laxton
5 years ago

I have to view the stats in this article with suspicion, if they’re claiming Texas has only started “leaning” Republican the last couple of years. Our state government has been held by Republicans since 1994, when G. W. Bush was elected. At present, all statewide offices are held by Republicans, with the most recent elections having them win historic percentages of the vote of all ethnic groups. I think the last Democratic presidential candidate the state supported was LBJ.

Only recently leaning Republican – I don’t think so!

Ivan Berry
5 years ago
Reply to  Garry Laxton

Right, Garry, and even if the poll is accurate, the last poll was for 2015. What about now, what with the shakeup in the Repub’s establishment machine?

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