Virginia may be changing its color from purple to light blue, but will Michigan and Illinois become toss-ups?

The argument that Virginia is turning into a light blue state may be viable but can the opposite be said about states like Michigan? In the recent past presidential elections, Republicans have slowly been growing by gaining a net of a couple percentage points each time in Michigan. In 2010, the state elected a republican governor and he is most likely going to be reelected this year as well. Some polls even suggest that republicans will hold a US senate seat from Michigan for the first time since 1972 by winning it in this years midterms. Voters will probably also give democrats in the Detroit area up for reelection a beating as well after the city went bankrupt. In Illinois, republicans narrowly won a senate seat in the presidents home state back in 2010. Most also predict that the gubernatorial race in this blue state for this year is a pure toss up. What do you think?

3 Answers

  • 7 years ago

    Actually-.-------if you look..........many BLUE states, have REPUBLICAN Governor's.

    The fact is........alot of states become ever more increasinly MIXED, as people move around alot more these days.

    In the old days.---------the groupings stayed pretty solid . Now.......even states like Texas are turning BLUER..........and yes, maybe some or turning more red.

    But electoral college wise.........most of the big states that count.......are all going blue.

    You watch............pretty soon, Republicans are gonna call for the ending of the electoral college............because number's getting tougher and tougher for them to win.

  • 7 years ago

    VA may depend on the gun laws the new governor is likely to introduce. I even see Maryland is likely to get rid of their rain tax. Why on earth would anyone want to live in a blue state? Do you really need to be controlled in every activity that may occur in your life and/or taxed for it?

  • 7 years ago


    both states have too many

    liberals, who like the idea of "its free"

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