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« Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 76 | WILLisms.com | Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 363 -- Ideology Added To Congress, By State. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 362 -- Our Congress, Red & Blue.

The Reddest Of The Red States, The Bluest Of The Blue States-

Ideology-wise, this is how the state Congressional delegations stack up, from conservative to liberal (with red and blue based on 2004 Bush/Kerry results):

1. Oklahoma
2. Wyoming
3. Idaho
4. Kentucky
5. Utah
6. Kansas
6. Alaska
8. Nebraska
9. Alabama
10. South Carolina
11. New Hampshire
12. Mississippi
13. Arizona
14. Louisiana
15. Texas
16. Indiana
17. Virginia
18. Georgia
19. Florida
20. Montana
21. Tennessee
22. Missouri
23. Iowa
24. Colorado
25. North Carolina
26. Ohio
27. Pennsylvania
28. Nevada
29. New Mexico
30. Michigan
31. Minnesota
32. South Dakota
33. Arkansas
34. Wisconsin
35. New Jersey
36. California
37. Illinois
38. Washington
39. West Virginia
40. Oregon
41. New York
42. Maine
43. Delaware
44. Connecticut
45. Maryland
46. North Dakota
47. Rhode Island
48. Hawaii
49. Vermont
50. Massachusetts

Those are the average scores for all members of the Senate and House, together.

Go read additional analysis (and a wealth of fantastically awesome numbers) from Mr. Right here.

But wait, there's more. We now have an answer to the age-old "Mommy, where do liberals come from?" question. Liberal ideology in Congress, at least. Not just averages, either. Big states obviously contribute more ideology to Congress than small states. In terms of "liberalism added," which states are truly responsible for liberal ideology in Congress? After crunching the numbers, here are the most liberal Senate delegations in America (with "liberalism added" scores included):.

SENATE
1. 191.5 NJ
2. 190 MA
3. 186 MD
4. 185 IL
5. 182 CA
5. 182 MI
7. 180 NY
8. 179 WI
9. 178 VT
9. 178 WA
11. 173 DE
11. 173 HI
13. 169 CT
13. 169 WV
15. 167 RI
16. 160 ND
17. 157 AR
18. 124 OR
19. 121 MN
20. 117 ME
21. 107 IA
22. 106 IN
23. 104 NM
24. 101 SD
25. 98 NV
26. 91 LA
26. 91 MT
28. 85 FL
29. 81 CO
30. 71 OH
31. 66 NE
32. 65 PA
33. 46 NH
34. 44 AK
35. 32 AZ
35. 32 MO
37. 31 SC
38. 30 ID
38. 30 VA
40. 29 TN
40. 29 TX
42. 25 KS
42. 25 WY
44. 23 NC
45. 20 UT
46. 19 AL
46. 19 MS
48. 16 GA
49. 15 KY
50. 13 OK

And here are the most liberal House delegations, with "liberalism added" scores included:

HOUSE
1. CA 3126
2. NY 2024
3. IL 1100
4. TX 1023
5. MA 934
6. FL 852
7. PA 811
8. NJ 799
9. OH 729
10. MI 701
11. NC 586
12. MD 585
13. WA 568
14. GA 492
15. WI 431
16. MN 414
17. MO 381
18. VA 378
19. OR 373
20. CT 351
21. TN 303
22. CO 275
23. AZ 266
24. IN 239
25. AR 204
26. SC 191
27. LA 186
28. AL 177
29. ME 174
30. WV 171
31. RI 169
32. HI 165
33. IA 161
34. MS 154
35. NM 134
36. KY 125
37. NV 114
38. KS 101
39. VT 94
40. ND 83
41. UT 78
42. OK 76
43. NH 68
43. SD 68
45. DE 50
46. NE 41
47. ID 39
48. AK 19
49. MT 14
50. WY 13

This is not necessarily which states are the most liberal, just which states contribute the most liberalism to the Congress. Larger states clearly contribute more than smaller states, for the most part. Even Texas is high on the chart, simply because it's so large.

However, some small states are disproportionately high on the chart, just based on their small number of very liberal members of Congress.


Tomorrow, we'll look at state-by-state "conservatism added."

And, by the way, for the House of Representatives, "conservatism added" is not just the opposite of "liberalism added," so you'll want to tune in and see which states contribute the most conservatism to the House. And in the meantime, go check out some of the numbers for yourself.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Throw The Bums Out: The Media Need To Be Fired.

Posted by Will Franklin · 25 October 2006 11:09 PM

Comments

Was it something in the water yesterday? When I saw those stats, I also rated the states here. I found North Dakota to be surprising.

Posted by: rightwingprof at October 26, 2006 04:08 PM

Yeah, "Narth Dakotah" really needs to get its act together.

Posted by: Will Franklin at October 26, 2006 04:11 PM