The Divided States of America?

This really comes as no suprise and with Presidential Politics kicking off tomorrow with the Iowa Caucuses, I find this latest poll on partisan trends interesting and wanted to share with you.

A quick google search takes it a step further and led me to these interesting maps that provide more insight into the split in our country.

Close races and other blowouts (see 1974,1980, 1984) are interesting to see and if you spend a few minutes at this other site you can soon realize how most states are pretty constant. They’re red or they’re blue – consistently over time. When it comes to the General Election, it’s those coveted purple/”swing states” that end up making the difference.

Don’t forget to check out 1948 where Strom Thurmond captured four states. Not many – but Mondale and McGovern would have loved to carry four!