America Stepped To The Right On 9/11

The numbers you’re about to see are the changes in party identification since 9/11 in key swing states for the 2004 election. Although I have often said that I believed 9/11 moved America a couple of steps to the right, even my jaw dropped when I saw this

“Arkansas: current — GOP, 33 percent; Democrats 34 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 21 percent; Democrats 39 percent; GOP +15 percentage points (Bush won)

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Iowa: current — GOP, 34 percent; Democrats 27 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 27 percent; Democrats, 32 percent; GOP +12 percentage points (Gore won)

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Michigan: current — GOP, 31 percent; Democrats, 29 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 26 percent; Democrats, 33 percent; GOP +9 percentage points (Gore won)

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West Virginia: current — GOP, 33 percent; Democrats, 44 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 31 percent; Democrats, 51 percent — GOP +9 percentage points (Bush won)

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Minnesota: current — GOP, 31 percent; Democrats, 28 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 26 percent; Democrats, 31 percent — GOP +8 percentage points (Gore won)

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Tennessee: Current — GOP, 35 percent; Democrats, 32 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 30 percent; Democrats, 34 percent — GOP +7 percentage points (Bush won)

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Florida: Current — GOP, 37 percent; Democrats, 36 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 33 percent; Democrats, 38 percent — GOP +6 percentage points (Bush won)

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New Mexico: Current — GOP, 35 percent; Democrats, 39 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 30 percent; Democrats, 40 percent — GOP +6 percentage points (Gore won)

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Louisiana: Current — GOP, 33 percent; Democrats, 42 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 31 percent; Democrats, 46 percent — GOP +6 percentage points (Bush won)

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Wisconsin: Current — GOP, 30 percent; Democrats, 29 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 29 percent; Democrats, 33 percent — GOP +5 percentage points (Gore won)

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Pennsylvania: Current — GOP, 38 percent; Democrats, 38 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 36 percent; Democrats, 40 percent — GOP +4 percentage points (Gore won)

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Missouri: Current — GOP, 28 percent; Democrats, 32 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 27 percent; Democrats, 34 percent — GOP +3 percentage points (Bush won)

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Oregon: Current — GOP, 32 percent; Democrats, 33 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 33 percent; Democrats, 36 percent — GOP +2 percentage points (Gore won)

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Ohio: Current — GOP, 31 percent; Democrats, 35 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 32 percent; Democrats, 35 percent — GOP -1 percentage point (Bush won)

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New Hampshire: Current — GOP, 29 percent; Democrats, 20 percent; 1997-2000 — GOP, 30 percent; Democrats, 19 percent — GOP -2 percentage points (Bush won)”

I have to tell you, folks; those are ugly, ugly looking numbers for the Dems. No wonder Hillary and Gore don’t want to run against Bush in 2004…

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