Peter Hoskin

The challenge facing the Republicans

The challenge facing the Republicans
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Just in case the GOP needs another reminder to broaden its coalition if wants to make headway in 2012, here's a new study from Gallup.  It finds that just 5 states - representing 2 percent of the population - can be classed as Republican (i.e. a significant plurality of adults there identify themselves as Republicans).  Against that, there are 35 Democratic states and 10 "competitive" ones.  Here's the graphic which illustrates it all: 

 

Hat-tip: Andrew Sullivan