Oh My! Americans love Hawaii, dislike California

Russ Steele

Raleigh, N.C. – Over the course of four months starting last October, PPP asked American voters nationally what their impressions of each state are. Hawaii came out on top, by far, with California bringing up the rear.

Americans generally have a favorable view of most states. Only five are in negative territory, led by California (27% favorable and 44% unfavorable), Illinois (19-29), New Jersey (25-32), Mississippi (22-28), and Utah (24-27). Only seven other states have net- positive ratings in the single digits, and another breaks even (Louisiana).

54% see Hawaii positively and only 10% negatively, followed in the top ten by Colorado (44-9), Tennessee (48-14), South Dakota (42-8), Virginia (45-13), Montana (39-7), Alaska (46-17), Oregon (43-14), and North Carolina and Pennsylvania (each 40-11). Ten others are in positive territory by at least 21 points.

Women have a higher opinion of New York by 27 points more than men, Massachusetts by 22 points, Delaware and California by 16, New Hampshire by 15, Vermont and Illinois by 13, and Connecticut by 11, while men see North Dakota more favorably by 17 points, South Carolina by 15, Wyoming 14, Montana 13, and Iowa and South Dakota 10.

Democrats’ favorite states include Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Colorado, and New York, and their least favorites are led by Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi. Republicans love Alaska and Texas, and absolutely hate California, followed distantly by Illinois and Massachusetts. So the greatest partisan gap is for California, which Democrats like 91 points more than Republicans do, followed by Texas, which is favored more by Republicans by 82 points. 

You can download the rest of the survey HERE.

This maybe the reason the for the first US Census every California has not seen any significant increase in population, except for the illegals coming from South of the border. California is no longer the land of milk and honey.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Oh My! Americans love Hawaii, dislike California

  1. RL Crabb says:

    I’ve often thought of moving to Hawaii and living a Tarzan-like existance in the jungles, surviving on wild fruit and mongoose meat. (The mongoose is the dominant mammal on the Big Island, introduced to control the rat population. Unfortunately, rats are night creatures and the mongoose hunts by day. Now the weasel-like mongoose lives on the eggs of native birds and is considered a pest. I could probably make a living hunting them for the bounty.)

    You conservatives are welcome to Wyoming. Yellowstone is nice, but the winters are brutal. Don’t run over any jackalopes, as they are considered an endangered species.

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