Is there a shift in the red state-blue state map?

    In these politically polarized times which states are the most Democratic and which the more Republican? Dave and Frank discuss the minor shift in the color pattern seven months after the presidential election.

    In these politically polarized times which states are the most Democratic and which the more Republican? Dave and Frank discuss the minor shift in the color pattern seven months after the presidential election. Plus despite some recent positive statistics, the state of the economy is still worrying most Americans. Helping to make sense of these issues is Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll along with WHYY’s Dave Heller in this week’s What Are We Thinking?

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    This week on What Are We Thinking?:
    – Revisiting America’s red and blue state map. How does the tri-state area stack up?

    – Looking ahead to the 2010 mid-term elections, should Democrats be worried that they could lose seats to the Republicans?

    – What’s the #1 issue o the minds of Americans right now?

    – Time for some career advice in these unsettled economic times… Since the 1950, the Gallup Poll has asked Americans to say what careers they would advise young people to go. What’s the advice today for a young man and a young woman?

    – and more

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