Red States 2019

Since the U.S. presidential election of 2000, the terms “red state” and “blue state” have been rampant throughout the media. These terms originated from journalist Tim Russert, who used the terms to describe states based on which party was winning the election. The colors red and blue were used due to the map that was used during the telecast – blue was used to represent states that were voting for the Democratic party, while the color red was used to represent states that were voting for the Republican party.

Red states are states that vote primarily for the Republican party. Besides, these states also have a reputation as having more conservative political views than their bleu Democratic counterparts.

According to Gallup Daily tracking numbers in 2017, a total of 13 states are solid Republican. Those states are:

Three additional states lean toward Republican. Those states are:

State PVI Governor Party Senate Party House Balance 2019 Pop.
UtahR+20RepublicanRepublican3R, 1D3,221,610
OklahomaR+20RepublicanRepublican4R, 1D3,948,950
North DakotaR+17RepublicanRepublican1R760,900
South DakotaR+14RepublicanRepublican1R892,631
AlabamaR+14RepublicanBoth6R, 1D4,898,246
TennesseeR+14RepublicanRepublican7R, 2D6,833,793
KansasR+13DemocraticRepublican3R, 1D2,910,931
South CarolinaR+8RepublicanRepublican5R, 2D5,147,111