Public Policy Polling conducted an (admittedly pointless) nationwide survey to determine the relative favorability with which each of the 50 states is viewed. A few interesting notes for MGoBloggers:
- Among Big Ten states, Pennsylvania has the highest favorability spread: 40% of Americans view Pennsylvania favorably, and only 11% unfavorably.
- Michigan has both higher favorables (38%) and higher unfavorables (21%) than Ohio (34-18), but our 17-point spread is slightly better than their 16-point difference.
- Illinois is by far the least popular Big Ten state, and one of only 5 states in the country that's viewed more unfavorably (29%) than favorably (19%) by its fellow Americans.
- Unsurprisingly, Hawaii wins the blue ribbon as the most popular state in the Union.
If you're interested, full results can be found here.
(Yes, it's "cool story, bro" material, but we haven't had a commitment in over 36 hours (!!!) and I'm trying to keep myself occupied in the deafening silence)