States Ranked
By Extent
To Which
Suburbs
Are More
Republican
Than State
As A Whole
Overall Poll Results  Suburban Poll Results Extent to Which Suburbs
Are More Republican Than State As a Whole
Rectangular Callout: How to Read this Chart: In SurveyUSA's most recent election poll from the state of New York, Kerry leads Bush by 23 points, overall. A blue 23 shows up in the "Overall" column. When SurveyUSA examines just "suburban" likely voters, and excludes "urban" and "rural" likely voters, Kerry leads by 6 points. A blue 6 shows up in the "Suburbs" column. SurveyUSA then examines the extent to which the suburbs are voting more Republican than the state as a whole. In this case, 23 minus 6 = 17 points, so, 17 appears in the "Extent" column. Data in this chart is ranked by the extent to which the suburbs are voting more Republican than the state as a whole. If the suburbs in a particular state are voting more Democrat than the state as a whole, a negative number appears in the "Extent" column. On average, looking at the 30 states which SurveyUSA is actively polling, the suburbs are voting 7 pts more Republican than the states as a whole.
1 New York 23 6 17
2 Indiana 19 35 16
3 Tennessee 19 33 14
4 Illinois 16 2 14
5 South Carolina 20 33 13
6 California 8 5 13
7 Oregon 9 4 13
8 Iowa 1 11 12
9 Kansas 19 30 11
10 North Carolina 7 18 11
11 Oklahoma 30 40 10
12 Alabama 28 38 10
13 Arkansas 9 18 9
14 Michigan 10 1 9
15 Georgia 19 25 6
16 Kentucky 19 25 6
17 Washington 11 5 6
18 Texas 23 28 5
19 Pennsylvania 2 3 5
20 Ohio 1 3 4
21 Arizona 14 17 3
22 Virginia 11 14 3
23 Maine 2 0 2
24 Florida 5 6 1
25 New Jersey 5 4 1
26 Rhode Island 20 19 1
27 Maryland 15 15 0
28 Missouri 2 1 -1
29 Colorado 8 5 -3
30 Nevada 4 4 -8
Average of Republican Advantage in Suburbs 7
  A blue box indicates that the Democrat, John Kerry, is ahead.
  A red box indicates that the Republican, George W. Bush, is ahead.
  A white box indicates that the two are tied.
Data last updated 10/12/04