Democratic Edge in Partisanship in 2006 Evident at National, State Levels

In an analysis of 2006 partisanship at the state level, 33 states show a statistically significant advantage in favor of the Democratic Party, six states show a statistically significant Republican advantage, and the remainder can be considered competitive. Democratic strength in the United States has grown in each of the last three years. The trends are fueled more by movement away from the Republican Party and into independent status than by movement ... Full Story »

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Leo Romero
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by Leo Romero - Oct. 1, 2008

Free access to this report may expire on 1/30/7. With history going to 1988. These results are based on telephone interviews with randomly selected national samples of adults, aged 18 and older, conducted in 2006, totaling 30,655 interviews. Margins of error vary by state depending on the number of completed interviews.

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Jami Dwyer
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by Jami Dwyer - Oct. 1, 2008

The word "partisanship" connotes something different from "party identification." A polling company like Gallup certainly understands the power of word choice, so I was surprised to see "Democratic partisanship" used, when they meant increasing Democratic party identification.

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