This will not come to a surprise to anyone who lives in Nebraska, but now it’s official: This state is really red. Not Husker Red. Republican Red.
A new Gallup survey says Nebraska is the seventh most Republican state in the union right now, based on interviews with more than 170,000 Americans. Republicans hold a 16-percentage-point advantage over Democrats in Nebraska, according to Gallup.
The only states more crimson are Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota and Kansas. I’m from North Dakota, and I think Nebraska is more Republican, so there.
I was a little surprised South Dakota didn’t make the Top 10 Republican states.
On the Democratic side, the deepest-blue people resided in the District of Columbia, Hawaii and Maryland. Rounding out the Top 10 were Connecticut (I’ve also lived there, and can confirm that), New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Illinois and Delaware.
No surprises there except for Hawaii — I didn’t realize those Hawaiians had such a blue streak. Can anyone explain that?