Ranking state-wide political and social indicators

    If you had to draw a map, where would you place the most Democratic and Republican states, or the states where there are more opportunities for employment? You might be surprised.
    All that and more in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.

    If you had to draw a map,  where would you place the most Democratic and Republican states, or the states where there are more opportunities for employment? You might be surprised.

    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    1.  This week on WAWT Gallup has updated its state by state rankings on a number of key dimensions starting with party affiliation.  over the last six months?

    2.   Hint, Delaware is in the top ten most Democratic states in the country…but where do Pennsylvania and New Jersey fit in?

    3.  The jobs dimension. What state has the best record so far this year in terms of jobs…and which states have the worst record?

    4.   Another hint, Pennsylvania is in the top ten job creation states, but New Jersey in the bottom ten

    5.   One more ranking —  well-being.  What states have the highest and the lowest  the well-being today?

    6.  and more

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