A new poll finds Kentuckians give their U.S. Senators the worst job approval ratings in the nation with Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Illinois close behind.
Two Midwestern states have been in accord on their presidential vote choice 96 percent of the time while another pair has voted in concert during just 41 percent of such elections.
Iowa and Ohio have voted in concert with the region overall at a higher rate than any other Midwestern state; Missouri and Minnesota have done so the least.
Three-dozen states are currently in the midst of their longest Democratic or Republican presidential winning streaks.
More than 135 guests have appeared with the First Lady since the president’s first SOTU speech in 2010, but none from 16 states.
The rate of gubernatorial candidates elected without the support of a majority of voters is at its highest level since the 1910s.
At 82 percent this decade, the GOP is enjoying its highest winning percentage in gubernatorial elections in the region since the 1920s.
Ten of the 34 states with U.S. Senate races in 2014 found the Democratic Party endure one of its three worst performances in the direct election era.
The eight tightest gubernatorial races in the country all involve incumbents and the 2014 cycle could yield the most gubernatorial races decided by less than a point since at least 1900.
Over the last century, states have been twice as likely to be represented by a single political party in the U.S. Senate than have a split delegation; only Delaware, Iowa, and Illinois have been divided more than half the time.