Another Best and Worst List
Comparing the Best and the Worst....
Does political ideology govern outcomes?
Only 11 governorships are being contested in Election 2012. Some are safe for the incumbent governors' party, but that aside, I thought it would be interesting to examine a recent listing of best states and worst states to guess as to whether or not political ideology makes any difference in how those states are doing over-all.
The evaluation was based on a number of factors with each state's finances and their residents' finances playing a significant part of their ratings, while unemployment, crime, education, etc., were all factored in.
At the present time (prior to Election 2012 in November 2012) here is how the political parties governing the "Best" rated states looked:
State/Governor/Legislature (Upper & Lower Chambers)
Nebraska Republican/Republican(Single Chamber)
North Dakota Republican/Republican/Republican
South Dakota Republican/Republican/Republican
Here is how the political parties governing the "Worst" rated states looked:
South Carolina Republican/Republican/Republican
Rhode Island Independent/Democrat/Democrat
New Mexico Republican/Democrat/Democrat
While the make-up of the Representatives and Senators from each state is shown in the second link provided just following this article, they are not broken down here (although many American are of the opinion that they are "broken down" in Washington, DC!)
How a state is governed has a lot to do with the character and voting of its citizens, and is most controlled at the local level. That can be debated, of course, because federal programs have been increasingly intrusive in the 20th and 21st centuries. But taking the federal role in each state with a grain of salt, state leadership says a lot about every state.
If your state is not listed, you can be thankful it is not considered one of the "Worst" and hope that your leadership is still striving to make it one of the "Best".
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
What governorships are being contested in 2012?
- United States gubernatorial elections, 2012 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here is a quick look at America's state governorships prior to Election 2012.
More detals on Party strengths in the States....
- Political party strength in U.S. states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a fine overview of where political leadership stood prior to Election 2012 and includes some historical review. Please support Wikipedia's online, free, encyclopedia.