purple state


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purple state

In U.S. general elections, a state that votes in roughly equal proportion for candidates of both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Primarily heard in US. Whoever is going to win the election will have to focus their power on swinging the purple states of the country in their favor.
See also: purple, state
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Acxiom([R]) Corporation's study, titled "The Purple States - Why They Affect Elections," lays out what presidential candidates should focus on to win critical votes before Election Day.
Colorado: Another Republican retirement in a purple state has created a strong Democratic pickup opportunity.
Republicans could influence purple state voters by appealing to their right-leaning tendencies, such as fiscal conservatism, while Democrats could successfully counter these messages by speaking to the obvious economic and health care issues.
And within the next six to eight years, I believe that Texas will at least be a purple state, if not a blue state.
I think when you have that ground work and when you have the right candidates to excite folks, then you're going to start to see progress and within the next six to eight years, I believe that Texas will at least be a purple state, if not a blue state,' Castro said on CNN.
Before that, California was very much a purple state, and it was solidly more on the red side than it was on the blue side," Kumar said.
Of the five Senate contests in purple states -- Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Colorado -- this is currently the closest: The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows a tie (Ernst ahead by 0.
SWING STATES: Also known as purple states or battleground states, swing states have a large number of undecided voters.
That leaves 10 or so swing states (aka battleground states or purple states, because they're neither red nor blue), which could go either way.
Below, we examine several toss-up or purple states that will play a major role in electing the next president.
Republicans are set to lose incumbent senators not only in purple states like New Hampshire and Colorado but normally deep-red states like North Carolina and Arkansas.
For those who eschew partisan politics, The United Purple States of America is available; the cocktail involves cranberry juice, blue Curacao, lemon juice and Skyy Raspberry Infused Vodka.
The Democrats have to do well in big states in which they traditionally do well, but you can also make a case that they have to do well in many of the smaller red or purple states where they haven't done well," he said.
But in Congress, some Democrats, mostly from red or purple states and wary of being attacked as insufficiently fierce on illegal immigration, are also going the enforcement-only route.
Airing ads in Spanish in New Mexico and other purple states, which declaim the increase in home-ownership among Hispanic families.