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  •  For some reason, I was compelled to (4+ / 0-)
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    bfen, Inoljt, Larsstephens, skibum59

    analyze this like a radio "heatseakers" chart. Here are the states that moved 10 or more positions on the chart in a few different time periods.
    #1 on the chart= most Dem, #51 = least Dem, so moving "up" means becoming comparatively more Dem in the time period.
    I am not a numbers guy, so excuse me if this is not the best way to present this.

    State, positions moved (position in X year, position in 2008)

    Moved up 10 or more positions from 2004 to 2008
    IN, 11 (39, 28)
    ND, 11 (46,35)
    MT, 11 (40, 31)

    Moved down 10 or more positions from 2004 to 2008
    AR, 16 (29, 45)
    LA, 10 (34, 44)

    Moved up 10 or more positions from 2000 to 2008
    IN, 11 (39, 28)
    MT, 14 (45, 31)
    SD, 11 (44, 33)

    Moved down 10 or more positions from 2000 to 2008
    AL, 10 (36, 46)
    AR, 17 (28, 45)
    LA, 13 (31, 44)
    TN, 14 (27, 42)

    Moved up 10 or more positions from 1996 to 2008
    CO, 10 (34, 24)
    IN, 13 (41, 28)
    NV, 12 (31, 19)
    OR, 10 (24, 14)
    VA, 10 (35, 25)

    Moved down 10 or more positions from 1996 to 2008
    AR, 33 (12, 45)
    KY, 11 (32, 43)
    LA, 25 (19, 44)
    TN, 13 (29, 42)
    WV, 24 (15, 39)

    Moved up 10 or more positions from 1992 to 2008
    CT, 10 (21, 11)
    HI, 11 (13, 2)
    IN, 15 (43, 28)
    NE, 10 (50, 40)
    NH, 10 (32, 22)
    NJ, 14 (30, 16)
    VA, 14 (39, 25)

    Moved down 10 or more positions from 1992 to 2008
    AR, 30 (15, 45)
    KY, 16 (27, 43)
    LA, 19 (25, 44)
    MN, 10 (11, 21)
    MO, 15 (15, 30)
    TN, 16 (26, 42)
    WV, 29 (10, 39)
    WY, 10 (41, 51)

    Moved up 10 or more positions from 1988 to 2008
    DE, 18 (27, 9)
    FL, 18 (45, 27)
    IN, 16 (38, 28)
    ME, 13 (25, 12)
    NH, 27 (49, 22)
    NJ, 16 (32, 16)
    NV, 25 (44, 19)
    VA, 15 (40, 25)
    VT, 12 (15, 3)

    Moved down 10 or more positions from 1988 to 2008
    AR, 12 (33, 45)
    IA, 20 (3, 23)
    KS, 10 (31, 41)
    KY, 16 (27, 43)
    OK, 14 (36, 50)
    LA , 20 (24, 44)
    MN, 15 (6, 21)
    MO, 13 (17, 30)
    MT, 11 (21, 31)
    WV, 31 (8, 39)

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