Colorado politics have been swinging back and forth with the national trends since the Barack Obama victory in 2008, including both Republican resurgences in the 2010 and today’s midterm (see Denver Post articles).
But California has steadily resisted the national oscillation, and the home of Reagan and Nixon is now firmly in the Democratic camp. It makes for boring; i.e., non competitive, elections. Democrats control the governorship, both senate seats, most of the congressional delegation, all statewide offices and have near super majorities in the legislature.
California’s best pollster, Mark DiCamillo, director of The Field Poll, explains why in a new article, which he will present at the Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Public Opinion Research on December 12, 2014 in San Francisco.
See Opinion Today: California the exception in a nation increasingly voting Republican