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Who Runs the States

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Partisanship Results Report (Part 1)
Executive SummaryState Partisanship AnalysisPartisan Control of GovernorshipsPartisan Control of State LegislaturesPartisan Control of State SenatesPartisan Control of State HousesState Government TrifectasOverall Partisan Control: Bright, Medium and Soft StatesChanges of Partisan Domination over 22 yearsYear-to-Year Changes in State Partisan ControlTrifectas and Presidential Election PatternsConclusionMethodologyAppendix AAppendix B

State Quality of Life Index (SQLI) Report (Part 2)
Executive SummaryState Quality of Life Index (SQLI)About the IndexOverall RankingsDramatic Changes from 1st Half to 2nd HalfIndividual IndicatorsMethodologyAppendices

Partisanship and (SQLI) Overlay Report (Part 3)
IntroductionComparing Partisanship and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI) RankingsDescription of the dataTrends and correlationsMethodologyKey Values for Fifty-State RegressionsAppendices
Praise or blame is extended to political parties for the economic, educational, health and other quality of life outcomes that result from the policies those parties enact into law. To better understand which political party enjoys power in each of the states, Ballotpedia has analyzed state government control from 1992-2013 using the concept of a "partisan trifecta." A partisan trifecta is defined as when a state's governorship and legislative chambers are controlled by the same political party.

The two major political parties claim that their policies will lead to better outcomes. What does the data show?

At Ballotpedia, we explored these issues in a three-part study, Who Runs the States.

This page contains report section Appendix A.

Partisan Control of Governorships, 1992-2013

The following table shows the partisan affiliation of each state’s governors over the past 22 years. For a year in which governors of more than one party held a state’s governorship, we assigned the year to the party whose member(s) held office for the majority of the year. "D" is the number of years Democratic governors held office, "R" is the number of years Republican governors held office, and "O" is the number of years governors with other partisan affiliations (i.e., independent) held office. To view the full datasets, click here to access our online spreadsheet.

Breakdown of gubernatorial control, 1992-2002
Party 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Democratic Governors 28 31 29 19 18 17 17 17 18 19 21
Republican Governors 20 17 20 30 31 32 32 31 30 29 27
Total Other Governors 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2
Breakdown of gubernatorial control, 2003-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Democratic Governors 24 22 22 22 28 28 28 26 20 20 19 493
Republican Governors 26 28 28 28 22 22 22 23 29 29 30 586
Total Other Governors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 21
State-by-State breakdown of Gubernatorial control, 1992-2002
State 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Alabama R D D R R R R D D D D
Alaska O O R D D D D D D D D
Arizona R R R R R R R R R R R
Arkansas D D D D D R R R R R R
California R R R R R R R D D D D
Colorado D D D D D D D R R R R
Connecticut O O O R R R R R R R R
Delaware R D D D D D D D D D D
Florida D D D D D D D R R R R
Georgia D D D D D D D D D D D
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D
Idaho D D D R R R R R R R R
Illinois R R R R R R R R R R R
Indiana D D D D D D D D D D D
Iowa R R R R R R R D D D D
Kansas D D D R R R R R R R R
Kentucky D D D D D D D D D D D
Louisiana D D D D R R R R R R R
Maine R R R O O O O O O O O
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D
Massachusetts R R R R R R R R R R R
Michigan R R R R R R R R R R R
Minnesota R R R R R R R O O O O
Mississippi R R R R R R R R D D D
Missouri R D D D D D D D D D D
Montana R R R R R R R R R R R
Nebraska D D D D D D D R R R R
Nevada D D D D D D D R R R R
New Hampshire R R R R R D D D D D D
New Jersey D D R R R R R R R R D
New Mexico D D D R R R R R R R R
New York D D D R R R R R R R R
North Carolina R D D D D D D D D D D
North Dakota D R R R R R R R R R R
Ohio R R R R R R R R R R R
Oklahoma D D D R R R R R R R R
Oregon D D D D D D D D D D D
Pennsylvania D D D R R R R R R R R
Rhode Island D D D R R R R R R R R
South Carolina R R R R R R R D D D D
South Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R
Tennessee D D D R R R R R R R R
Texas D D D R R R R R R R R
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R
Vermont D D D D D D D D D D D
Virginia D D R R R R R R R R D
Washington D D D D D D D D D D D
West Virginia D D D D D R R R R D D
Wisconsin R R R R R R R R R R R
Wyoming D D D R R R R R R R R
State-by-State breakdown of Gubernatorial control, 2003-2013
State 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 D total R total Other total
Alabama R R R R R R R R R R R 6 16 0
Alaska R R R R R R R R R R R 8 12 2
Arizona D D D D D D R R R R R 6 16 0
Arkansas R R R R D D D D D D D 12 10 0
California D R R R R R R R D D D 8 14 0
Colorado R R R R D D D D D D D 14 8 0
Connecticut R R R R R R R R D D D 3 16 3
Delaware D D D D D D D D D D D 21 1 0
Florida R R R R R R R O R R R 7 14 1
Georgia R R R R R R R R R R R 11 11 0
Hawaii R R R R R R R R D D D 14 8 0
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R 3 19 0
Illinois D D D D D D D D D D D 11 11 0
Indiana D D R R R R R R R R R 13 9 0
Iowa D D D D D D D D R R R 12 10 0
Kansas D D D D D D D D R R R 11 11 0
Kentucky D R R R R D D D D D D 18 4 0
Louisiana R D D D D R R R R R R 8 14 0
Maine D D D D D D D D R R R 8 6 8
Maryland R R R R D D D D D D D 18 4 0
Massachusetts R R R R D D D D D D D 7 15 0
Michigan D D D D D D D D R R R 8 14 0
Minnesota R R R R R R R R D D D 3 15 4
Mississippi D R R R R R R R R R R 4 18 0
Missouri D D R R R R D D D D D 17 5 0
Montana R R D D D D D D D D D 9 13 0
Nebraska R R R R R R R R R R R 7 15 0
Nevada R R R R R R R R R R R 7 15 0
New Hampshire R R D D D D D D D D D 15 7 0
New Jersey D D D D D D D R R R R 10 12 0
New Mexico D D D D D D D D R R R 11 11 0
New York R R R R D D D D D D D 10 12 0
North Carolina D D D D D D D D D D R 20 2 0
North Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 1 21 0
Ohio R R R R D D D D R R R 4 18 0
Oklahoma D D D D D D D D R R R 11 11 0
Oregon D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Pennsylvania D D D D D D D D R R R 11 11 0
Rhode Island R R R R R R R R O O O 3 16 3
South Carolina R R R R R R R R R R R 4 18 0
South Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Tennessee D D D D D D D D R R R 11 11 0
Texas R R R R R R R R R R R 3 19 0
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Vermont R R R R R R R R D D D 14 8 0
Virginia D D D D D D D R R R R 10 12 0
Washington D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D 18 4 0
Wisconsin D D D D D D D D R R R 8 14 0
Wyoming D D D D D D D D R R R 11 11 0

Partisan Control of State Legislatures, 1992-2013

Breakdown of state legislative control, 1992-2002
Party 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Democratic Control 29 25 24 18 16 20 20 20 19 16 17
Republican Control 7 8 8 19 18 18 19 17 18 18 17
Total Unified Leg 36 33 32 37 34 38 39 37 37 34 34
Split Control 13 16 17 12 15 11 10 12 12 15 15
Breakdown of state legislative control, 2003-2013, & Totals, 1992-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Democratic Control 17 18 19 19 22 23 27 27 15 15 17 443
Republican Control 21 21 20 20 14 13 13 14 26 28 27 384
Total Unified Leg 38 39 39 39 36 36 40 41 41 43 44 827
Split Control 11 10 10 10 13 13 9 8 8 6 5 251
State-by-state breakdown of state legislative control, 1992-2002
State 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Alabama D D D D D D D D D D D
Alaska S S S R R R R R R R R
Arizona S R R R R R R R R S S
Arkansas D D D D D D D D D D D
California D D D S S D D D D D D
Colorado R R R R R R R R R S S
Connecticut D D D S S D D D D D D
Delaware S S S S S S S S S S S
Florida D S S S S R R R R R R
Georgia D D D D D D D D D D D
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R
Illinois D S S R R S S S S S S
Indiana S S S R R S S S S S S
Iowa D S S S S R R R R R R
Kansas S R R R R R R R R R R
Kentucky D D D D D D D D S S S
Louisiana D D D D D D D D D D D
Maine D D D S S D D D D S S
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D
Massachusetts D D D D D D D D D D D
Michigan S S S R R S S R R R R
Minnesota D D D D D D D S S S S
Mississippi D D D D D D D D D D D
Missouri D D D D D D D D D S S
Montana D S S R R R R R R R R
Nebraska N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Nevada D S S S S S S S S S S
New Hampshire R R R R R R R S S R R
New Jersey R R R R R R R R R R S
New Mexico D D D D D D D D D D D
New York S S S S S S S S S S S
North Carolina D D D S S S S D D D D
North Dakota S S S R R R R R R R R
Ohio S S S R R R R R R R R
Oklahoma D D D D D D D D D D D
Oregon S S S R R R R R R R R
Pennsylvania S D S R R R R R R R R
Rhode Island D D D D D D D D D D D
South Carolina D D D S S S S S S R R
South Dakota R S S R R R R R R R R
Tennessee D D D D S D D D D D D
Texas D D D D D S S S S S S
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R
Vermont S S S S S D D D D S S
Virginia D D D D S S S S R R R
Washington S D D S S R R S S S D
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D
Wisconsin D S S R S S R S S S S
Wyoming R R R R R R R R R R R


State-by-state breakdown of state legislative control, 2003-2013, & Totals, 1992-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 D Total R Total Unified Total Split Total
Alabama D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 22 0
Alaska R R R R S S S S S S R 0 13 13 9
Arizona R R R R R R R R R R R 0 19 19 3
Arkansas D D D D D D D D D D R 21 1 22 0
California D D D D D D D D D D D 20 0 20 2
Colorado R R D D D D D D S S D 7 11 18 4
Connecticut D D D D D D D D D D D 20 0 20 2
Delaware S S S S S S D D D D D 5 0 5 17
Florida R R R R R R R R R R R 1 17 18 4
Georgia S S R R R R R R R R R 11 9 20 2
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 22 0
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 22 0
Illinois D D D D D D D D D D D 12 2 14 8
Indiana S S R R S S S S R R R 0 7 7 15
Iowa R R S S D D D D S S S 5 8 13 9
Kansas R R R R R R R R R R R 0 21 21 1
Kentucky S S S S S S S S S S S 8 0 8 14
Louisiana D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 22 0
Maine D D D D D D D D R R D 16 2 18 4
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 22 0
Massachusetts D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 22 0
Michigan R R R R S S S S R R R 0 13 13 9
Minnesota S S S S D D D D R R D 12 2 14 8
Mississippi D D D D S D D D S R R 18 2 20 2
Missouri R R R R R R R R R R R 9 11 20 2
Montana R R S S S S S S R R R 1 13 14 8
Nebraska N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 0 0 0
Nevada S S S S S S D D D D D 6 0 6 16
New Hampshire R R R R D D D D R R S 4 15 19 3
New Jersey S D D D D D D D D D D 10 10 20 2
New Mexico D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 22 0
New York S S S S S S D D S S S 2 0 2 20
North Carolina D D D D D D D D R R R 15 3 18 4
North Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 0 19 19 3
Ohio R R R R R R S S R R R 0 17 17 5
Oklahoma D D S S S S R R R R R 13 5 18 4
Oregon S S S S D D D D S S D 5 8 13 9
Pennsylvania R R R R S S S S R R R 1 15 16 6
Rhode Island D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 22 0
South Carolina R R R R R R R R R R R 3 13 16 6
South Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 0 20 20 2
Tennessee D D S S S S S R R R R 12 4 16 6
Texas R R R R R R R R R R R 5 11 16 6
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 22 0
Vermont S S D D D D D D D D D 13 0 13 9
Virginia R R R R R S S S S R R 4 10 14 8
Washington S S D D D D D D D D S 11 2 13 9
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 22 0
Wisconsin R R R R S S D D R R R 3 9 12 10
Wyoming R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 22 0

Partisan Control of State Senates, 1992-2013

Breakdown of state senate control, 1992-2002
Party 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Democratic Control 34 31 30 24 23 24 23 26 24 22 22
Republican Control 14 17 18 25 25 24 26 23 24 25 24
Tie/Power Sharing 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 3
Nonpartisan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Breakdown of state senate control, 2003-2013, & Totals, 1992-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Democratic Control 20 21 24 24 26 28 29 29 20 19 18 541
Republican Control 27 27 24 24 21 19 20 20 29 30 31 517
Tie/Power Sharing 2 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 20
Nonpartisan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22
State-by-state breakdown of state senate control, 1992-2002
State 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Alabama D D D D D D D D D D D
Alaska S R R R R R R R R R R
Arizona D R R R R R R R R S S
Arkansas D D D D D D D D D D D
California D D D D D D D D D D D
Colorado R R R R R R R R R D D
Connecticut D D D R R D D D D D D
Delaware D D D D D D D D D D D
Florida D S S R R R R R R R R
Georgia D D D D D D D D D D D
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R
Illinois D R R R R R R R R R R
Indiana R R R R R R R R R R R
Iowa D D D D D R R R R R R
Kansas R R R R R R R R R R R
Kentucky D D D D D D D D R R R
Louisiana D D D D D D D D D D D
Maine D D D R R D D D D S S
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D
Massachusetts D D D D D D D D D D D
Michigan R R R R R R R R R R R
Minnesota D D D D D D D D D D D
Mississippi D D D D D D D D D D D
Missouri D D D D D D D D D R R
Montana D D D R R R R R R R R
Nebraska N N N N N N N N N N N
Nevada D R R R R R R R R R R
New Hampshire R R R R R R R D S R R
New Jersey R R R R R R R R R R S
New Mexico D D D D D D D D D D D
New York R R R R R R R R R R R
North Carolina D D D D D D D D D D D
North Dakota D D D R R R R R R R R
Ohio R R R R R R R R R R R
Oklahoma D D D D D D D D D D D
Oregon D D D R R R R R R R R
Pennsylvania R D R R R R R R R R R
Rhode Island D D D D D D D D D D D
South Carolina D D D D D D D D D R R
South Dakota R D D R R R R R R R R
Tennessee D D D D R D D D D D D
Texas D D D D D R R R R R R
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R
Vermont D R R R R D D D D D D
Virginia D D D D S S R R R R R
Washington R D D D D R R D D D D
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D
Wisconsin D R R R D D R D D D D
Wyoming R R R R R R R R R R R
State-by-state breakdown of state legislative control, 2003-2013, & Totals, 1992-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 D Total R Total Tie Total
Alabama D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 0
Alaska R R R R D D D D D D R 6 15 1
Arizona R R R R R R R R R R R 1 19 2
Arkansas D D D D D D D D D D R 21 1 0
California D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Colorado R R D D D D D D D D D 11 11 0
Connecticut D D D D D D D D D D D 20 2 0
Delaware D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Florida R R R R R R R R R R R 1 19 2
Georgia R R R R R R R R R R R 11 11 0
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Illinois D D D D D D D D D D D 12 10 0
Indiana R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Iowa R R S S D D D D D D D 12 8 2
Kansas R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Kentucky R R R R R R R R R R R 8 14 0
Louisiana D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 0
Maine D D D D D D D D R R D 16 4 2
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Massachusetts D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Michigan R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Minnesota D D D D D D D D R R D 20 2 0
Mississippi D D D D R D D D R R R 18 4 0
Missouri R R R R R R R R R R R 9 13 0
Montana R R D D D D R R R R R 7 15 0
Nebraska N N N N N N N N N N N 0 0 0
Nevada R R R R R R D D D D D 6 16 0
New Hampshire R R R R D D D D R R R 5 16 1
New Jersey S D D D D D D D D D D 10 10 2
New Mexico D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
New York R R R R R R D D R R R 2 20 0
North Carolina D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 0
North Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 3 19 0
Ohio R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Oklahoma D D D D S S R R R R R 15 5 2
Oregon S S D D D D D D D D D 12 8 2
Pennsylvania R R R R R R R R R R R 1 21 0
Rhode Island D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
South Carolina R R R R R R R R R R R 9 13 0
South Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 2 20 0
Tennessee D D R R S S R R R R R 12 8 2
Texas R R R R R R R R R R R 5 17 0
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Vermont D D D D D D D D D D D 18 4 0
Virginia R R R R R D D D D R R 8 12 2
Washington R R D D D D D D D D R 16 6 0
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Wisconsin R R R R D D D D R R R 11 11 0
Wyoming R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0

Partisan Control of State Houses, 1992-2013

Breakdown of state house control, 1992-2002
Party 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Democratic Control 37 34 34 23 23 26 25 25 25 24 26
Republican Control 12 14 14 24 25 22 22 22 23 24 23
Tie/Power Sharing 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 0
No Lower House 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Breakdown of state house control, 2003-2013, & Totals, 1992-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Democratic Control 24 24 23 23 30 30 33 32 18 17 21 577
Republican Control 25 25 25 25 19 19 15 16 30 31 28 483
Tie/Power Sharing 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 18
Nonpartisan 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22
State-by-state breakdown of state house control, 1992-2002
State 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Alabama D D D D D D D D D D D
Alaska D D D R R R R R R R R
Arizona R R R R R R R R R R R
Arkansas D D D D D D D D D D D
California D D D S R D D D D D D
Colorado R R R R R R R R R R R
Connecticut D D D D D D D D D D D
Delaware R R R R R R R R R R R
Florida D D D D D R R R R R R
Georgia D D D D D D D D D D D
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R
Illinois D D D R R D D D D D D
Indiana D D D R R S S D D D D
Iowa D R R R R R R R R R R
Kansas D R R R R R R R R R R
Kentucky D D D D D D D D D D D
Louisiana D D D D D D D D D D D
Maine D D D D D D D D D D D
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D
Massachusetts D D D D D D D D D D D
Michigan D S S R R D D R R R R
Minnesota D D D D D D D R R R R
Mississippi D D D D D D D D D D D
Missouri D D D D D D D D D D D
Montana D R R R R R R R R R R
Nebraska N N N N N N N N N N N
Nevada D D D S S D D D D D D
New Hampshire R R R R R R R R R R R
New Jersey R R R R R R R R R R D
New Mexico D D D D D D D D D D D
New York D D D D D D D D D D D
North Carolina D D D R R R R D D D D
North Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R
Ohio D D D R R R R R R R R
Oklahoma D D D D D D D D D D D
Oregon R R R R R R R R R R R
Pennsylvania D D D R R R R R R R R
Rhode Island D D D D D D D D D D D
South Carolina D D D R R R R R R R R
South Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R
Tennessee D D D D D D D D D D D
Texas D D D D D D D D D D D
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R
Vermont R D D D D D D D D R R
Virginia D D D D D D S S R R R
Washington D D D R R R R S S S D
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D
Wisconsin D D D R R R R R R R R
Wyoming R R R R R R R R R R R
State-by-state breakdown of state house control, 2003-2013, & Totals, 1992-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 D Total R Total Tie Total
Alabama D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 0
Alaska R R R R R R R R R R R 3 19 0
Arizona R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Arkansas D D D D D D D D D D R 21 1 0
California D D D D D D D D D D D 20 1 1
Colorado R R D D D D D D R R D 7 15 0
Connecticut D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Delaware R R R R R R D D D D D 5 17 0
Florida R R R R R R R R R R R 5 17 0
Georgia D D R R R R R R R R R 13 9 0
Hawaii D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Idaho R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Illinois D D D D D D D D D D D 20 2 0
Indiana D D R R D D D D R R R 13 7 2
Iowa R R R R D D D D R R R 5 17 0
Kansas R R R R R R R R R R R 1 21 0
Kentucky D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Louisiana D D D D D D D D R R R 19 3 0
Maine D D D D D D D D R R D 20 2 0
Maryland D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Massachusetts D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Michigan R R R R D D D D R R R 7 13 2
Minnesota R R R R D D D D R R D 12 10 0
Mississippi D D D D D D D D D R R 20 2 0
Missouri R R R R R R R R R R R 11 11 0
Montana R R S S R R S S R R R 1 17 4
Nebraska N N N N N N N N N N N 0 0 0
Nevada D D D D D D D D D D D 20 0 2
New Hampshire R R R R D D D D R R D 5 17 0
New Jersey D D D D D D D D D D D 12 10 0
New Mexico D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
New York D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
North Carolina D D D D D D D D R R R 15 7 0
North Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Ohio R R R R R R D D R R R 5 17 0
Oklahoma D D R R R R R R R R R 13 9 0
Oregon R R R R D D D D S S D 5 15 2
Pennsylvania R R R R D D D D R R R 7 15 0
Rhode Island D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
South Carolina R R R R R R R R R R R 3 19 0
South Dakota R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Tennessee D D D D D D D R R R R 18 4 0
Texas R R R R R R R R R R R 11 11 0
Utah R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0
Vermont R R D D D D D D D D D 17 5 0
Virginia R R R R R R R R R R R 6 14 2
Washington D D D D D D D D D D D 15 4 3
West Virginia D D D D D D D D D D D 22 0 0
Wisconsin R R R R R R D D R R R 5 17 0
Wyoming R R R R R R R R R R R 0 22 0

State Trifecta Breakdown, 1992-2012

Breakdown of trifectas, 1992-2002
Party 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Democratic Trifectas 15 18 16 8 7 6 6 9 9 8 9
Republican Trifectas 3 3 4 15 14 12 13 14 15 13 11
Total Trifectas 18 21 20 23 21 18 19 23 24 21 20
Split Power 31 28 29 26 28 31 30 26 25 28 29
Breakdown of trifectas, 2003-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
Democratic Trifectas 9 9 8 8 15 14 17 16 11 11 12 241
Republican Trifectas 12 12 12 12 9 9 9 8 21 23 24 268
Total Trifectas 21 21 20 20 24 23 26 24 32 34 36 509
Split Power 28 28 29 29 25 26 23 25 17 15 13 569
State-by-state breakdown of trifectas, 1992-2002
State 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Alabama RD DD DD RD RD RD RD DD DD DD DD
Alaska OS OS RS DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
Arizona RS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RS RS
Arkansas DD DD DD DD DD RD RD RD RD RD RD
California RD RD RD RS RS RD RD DD DD DD DD
Colorado DR DR DR DR DR DR DR RR RR RS RS
Connecticut OD OD OD RS RS RD RD RD RD RD RD
Delaware RS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS
Florida DD DS DS DS DS DR DR RR RR RR RR
Georgia DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD
Hawaii DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD
Idaho DR DR DR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Illinois RD RS RS RR RR RS RS RS RS RS RS
Indiana DS DS DS DR DR DS DS DS DS DS DS
Iowa RD RS RS RS RS RR RR DR DR DR DR
Kansas DS DR DR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Kentucky DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DS DS DS
Louisiana DD DD DD DD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD
Maine RD RD RD OS OS OD OD OD OD OS OS
Maryland DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD
Massachusetts RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD
Michigan RS RS RS RR RR RS RS RR RR RR RR
Minnesota RD RD RD RD RD RD RD OS OS OS OS
Mississippi RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD DD DD DD
Missouri RD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DS DS
Montana RD RS RS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Nebraska DN/A DN/A DN/A DN/A DN/A DN/A DN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A
Nevada DD DS DS DS DS DS DS RS RS RS RS
New Hampshire RR RR RR RR RR DR DR DS DS DR DR
New Jersey DR DR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR DS
New Mexico DD DD DD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD
New York DS DS DS RS RS RS RS RS RS RS RS
North Carolina RD DD DD DS DS DS DS DD DD DD DD
North Dakota DS RS RS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Ohio RS RS RS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Oklahoma DD DD DD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD
Oregon DS DS DS DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
Pennsylvania DS DD DS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Rhode Island DD DD DD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD
South Carolina RD RD RD RS RS RS RS DS DS DR DR
South Dakota RR RS RS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Tennessee DD DD DD RD RS RD RD RD RD RD RD
Texas DD DD DD RD RD RS RS RS RS RS RS
Utah RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR
Vermont DS DS DS DS DS DD DD DD DD DS DS
Virginia DD DD RD RD RS RS RS RS RR RR DR
Washington DS DD DD DS DS DR DR DS DS DS DD
West Virginia DD DD DD DD DD RD RD RD RD DD DD
Wisconsin RD RS RS RR RS RS RR RS RS RS RS
Wyoming DR DR DR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR


State-by-state breakdown of trifectas, 2003-2013
Party 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 D Total R Total Unified Total Split Total
Alabama RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RR RR RR 6 3 9 13
Alaska RR RR RR RR RS RS RS RS RS RS RR 0 5 5 17
Arizona DR DR DR DR DR DR RR RR RR RR RR 0 13 13 9
Arkansas RD RD RD RD DD DD DD DD DD DD DR 11 0 11 11
California DD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD DD DD DD 8 0 8 14
Colorado RR RR RD RD DD DD DD DD DS DS DD 5 4 9 13
Connecticut RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD DD DD DD 3 0 3 19
Delaware DS DS DS DS DS DS DD DD DD DD DD 5 0 5 17
Florida RR RR RR RR RR RR RR OR RR RR RR 1 14 15 7
Georgia RS RS RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 11 9 20 2
Hawaii RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD DD DD DD 14 0 14 8
Idaho RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 0 19 19 3
Illinois DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD 11 2 13 9
Indiana DS DS RR RR RS RS RS RS RR RR RR 0 5 5 17
Iowa DR DR DS DS DD DD DD DD RS RS RS 4 2 6 16
Kansas DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR RR RR RR 0 11 11 11
Kentucky DS RS RS RS RS DS DS DS DS DS DS 8 0 8 14
Louisiana RD DD DD DD DD RD RD RD RR RR RR 8 3 11 11
Maine DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD RR RR RD 8 2 10 12
Maryland RD RD RD RD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD 18 0 18 4
Massachusetts RD RD RD RD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD 7 0 7 15
Michigan DR DR DR DR DS DS DS DS RR RR RR 0 9 9 13
Minnesota RS RS RS RS RD RD RD RD DR DR DD 1 0 1 21
Mississippi DD RD RD RD RS RD RD RD RS RR RR 4 2 6 16
Missouri DR DR RR RR RR RR DR DR DR DR DR 8 4 12 10
Montana RR RR DS DS DS DS DS DS DR DR DR 0 10 10 12
Nebraska RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A RN/A 0 0 0 NA
Nevada RS RS RS RS RS RS RD RD RD RD RD 1 0 1 21
New Hampshire RR RR DR DR DD DD DD DD DR DR DS 4 7 11 11
New Jersey DS DD DD DD DD DD DD RD RD RD RD 6 8 14 8
New Mexico DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD RD RD RD 11 0 11 11
New York RS RS RS RS DS DS DD DD DS DS DS 2 0 2 20
North Carolina DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DR DR RR 14 1 15 7
North Dakota RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 0 19 19 3
Ohio RR RR RR RR DR DR DS DS RR RR RR 0 15 15 7
Oklahoma DD DD DS DS DS DS DR DR RR RR RR 5 3 8 14
Oregon DS DS DS DS DD DD DD DD DS DS DD 5 0 5 17
Pennsylvania DR DR DR DR DS DS DS DS RR RR RR 1 11 12 10
Rhode Island RD RD RD RD RD RD RD RD OD OD OD 3 0 3 19
South Carolina RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 0 11 11 11
South Dakota RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 0 20 20 2
Tennessee DD DD DS DS DS DS DS DR RR RR RR 5 3 8 14
Texas RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 3 11 14 8
Utah RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR 0 22 22 0
Vermont RS RS RD RD RD RD RD RD DD DD DD 7 0 7 15
Virginia DR DR DR DR DR DS DS RS RS RR RR 2 4 6 16
Washington DS DS DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DS 11 0 11 11
West Virginia DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD DD 18 0 18 4
Wisconsin DR DR DR DR DS DS DD DD RR RR RR 2 5 7 15
Wyoming DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR RR RR RR 0 11 11 11

Changes in Partisan Control of State Governments, 1992-2013

Total Number of Changes in Partisan Control of State Governments, 1992-2013
State Changes Change Rank
Alabama 5 12
Alaska 5 12
Arizona 4 23
Arkansas 3 32
California 5 12
Colorado 7 4
Connecticut 3 32
Delaware 2 39
Florida 5 12
Georgia 2 39
Hawaii 2 39
Idaho 1 47
Illinois 4 23
Indiana 5 12
Iowa 6 6
Kansas 4 23
Kentucky 3 32
Louisiana 4 23
Maine 6 6
Maryland 2 39
Massachusetts 1 47
Michigan 6 6
Minnesota 5 12
Mississippi 6 6
Missouri 5 12
Montana 4 23
Nebraska 1 47
Nevada 3 32
New Hampshire 8 2
New Jersey 4 23
New Mexico 3 32
New York 4 23
North Carolina 5 12
North Dakota 2 39
Ohio 4 23
Oklahoma 5 12
Oregon 5 12
Pennsylvania 6 6
Rhode Island 2 39
South Carolina 4 23
South Dakota 2 39
Tennessee 6 6
Texas 3 32
Utah 0 50
Vermont 5 12
Virginia 7 4
Washington 8 2
West Virginia 2 39
Wisconsin 9 1
Wyoming 3 32

Overall Partisan Control of State Governments, 1992-2013

Overall partisan control of state governments
Overall (1992-2013) First 11 Years (1992-2002) Last 11 Years (1992-2002)
State D Trifectas R Trifectas D Total R Total %Dem %GOP D Trifectas R Trifectas D Total R Total %Dem %GOP D Trifectas R Trifectas D Total R Total %Dem %GOP
Alabama 6 3 44 22 66.67% 33.33% 6 0 28 5 84.85% 15.15% 0 3 16 17 48.48% 51.52%
Alaska 0 5 17 46 25.76% 69.70% 0 0 11 19 33.33% 57.58% 0 5 6 27 18.18% 81.82%
Arizona 0 13 7 57 10.61% 86.36% 0 8 1 30 3.03% 90.91% 0 5 6 27 18.18% 81.82%
Arkansas 11 0 54 12 81.82% 18.18% 5 0 27 6 81.82% 18.18% 6 0 27 6 81.82% 18.18%
California 8 0 50 15 75.76% 22.73% 4 0 24 8 78.79% 21.21% 4 0 26 7 78.79% 21.21%
Colorado 5 4 32 34 48.48% 51.52% 0 2 9 24 27.27% 72.73% 5 2 23 10 69.70% 30.30%
Connecticut 3 0 45 18 68.18% 27.27% 0 0 20 10 60.61% 30.30% 3 0 25 8 75.76% 24.24%
Delaware 5 0 48 18 72.73% 27.27% 0 0 21 12 63.64% 36.36% 5 0 27 6 81.82% 18.18%
Florida 1 14 13 50 19.70% 75.76% 1 4 13 18 39.39% 54.55% 0 10 0 32 0.00% 96.97%
Georgia 11 9 35 31 53.03% 46.97% 11 0 33 0 100.00% 0.00% 0 9 2 31 6.06% 93.94%
Hawaii 14 0 58 8 87.88% 12.12% 11 0 33 0 100.00% 0.00% 3 0 25 8 75.76% 24.24%
Idaho 0 19 3 63 4.55% 95.45% 0 8 3 30 9.09% 90.91% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00%
Illinois 11 2 43 23 65.15% 34.85% 0 2 10 23 30.30% 69.70% 11 0 33 0 100.00% 0.00%
Indiana 0 5 26 38 39.39% 57.58% 0 0 18 13 54.55% 39.39% 0 5 8 25 24.24% 75.76%
Iowa 4 2 29 35 43.94% 53.03% 0 2 10 23 30.30% 69.70% 4 0 19 12 57.58% 36.36%
Kansas 0 11 12 54 18.18% 81.82% 0 8 4 29 12.12% 87.88% 0 3 8 25 24.24% 75.76%
Kentucky 8 0 48 18 72.73% 27.27% 8 0 30 3 90.91% 9.09% 0 0 18 15 54.55% 45.45%
Louisiana 8 3 46 20 69.70% 30.30% 4 0 26 7 78.79% 21.21% 4 3 20 13 60.61% 39.39%
Maine 8 2 44 12 66.67% 18.18% 0 0 18 5 54.55% 15.15% 8 2 26 7 78.79% 21.21%
Maryland 18 0 62 4 93.94% 6.06% 11 0 33 0 100.00% 0.00% 7 0 29 4 87.88% 12.12%
Massachusetts 7 0 51 15 77.27% 22.73% 0 0 22 11 66.67% 33.33% 7 0 29 4 87.88% 12.12%
Michigan 0 9 15 49 22.73% 74.24% 0 6 3 28 9.09% 84.85% 0 3 12 21 36.36% 63.64%
Minnesota 8 0 35 27 53.03% 40.91% 7 0 18 11 54.55% 33.33% 1 0 17 16 51.52% 48.48%
Mississippi 4 2 42 24 63.64% 36.36% 3 0 25 8 75.76% 24.24% 1 2 17 16 51.52% 48.48%
Missouri 8 4 37 29 56.06% 43.94% 8 0 30 3 90.91% 9.09% 0 4 7 26 21.21% 78.79%
Montana 0 10 17 45 25.76% 68.18% 0 8 4 29 12.12% 87.88% 0 2 13 16 39.39% 48.48%
Nebraska 0 0 7 15 NA NA 0 0 7 4 NA NA 0 0 0 11 NA NA
Nevada 1 0 33 31 50.00% 46.97% 1 0 17 14 51.52% 42.42% 0 0 16 17 48.48% 51.52%
New Hampshire 4 7 25 40 37.88% 60.61% 0 5 7 25 21.21% 75.76% 4 2 18 15 54.55% 45.45%
New Jersey 6 8 32 32 48.48% 48.48% 0 8 4 28 12.12% 84.85% 6 0 28 4 84.85% 12.12%
New Mexico 11 0 55 11 83.33% 16.67% 3 0 25 8 75.76% 24.24% 8 0 30 3 90.91% 9.09%
New York 2 0 34 32 51.52% 48.48% 0 0 14 19 42.42% 57.58% 2 0 20 13 60.61% 39.39%
North Carolina 12 1 54 12 81.82% 18.18% 6 0 28 5 84.85% 15.15% 6 1 26 7 78.79% 21.21%
North Dakota 0 19 4 62 6.06% 93.94% 0 8 4 29 12.12% 87.88% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00%
Ohio 0 15 9 57 13.64% 86.36% 0 8 3 30 9.09% 90.91% 0 7 6 27 18.18% 81.82%
Oklahoma 5 3 39 25 59.09% 37.88% 3 0 25 8 75.76% 24.24% 2 3 14 17 42.42% 51.52%
Oregon 5 0 39 23 59.09% 34.85% 0 0 14 19 42.42% 57.58% 5 0 25 4 75.76% 12.12%
Pennsylvania 0 11 20 46 30.30% 69.70% 0 8 8 25 24.24% 75.76% 0 3 12 21 36.36% 63.64%
Rhode Island 3 0 47 16 71.21% 24.24% 3 0 25 8 75.76% 24.24% 0 0 22 8 66.67% 24.24%
South Carolina 0 11 16 50 24.24% 75.76% 0 0 16 17 48.48% 51.52% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00%
South Dakota 0 19 2 64 3.03% 96.97% 0 8 2 31 6.06% 93.94% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00%
Tennessee 5 3 41 23 62.12% 34.85% 3 0 24 9 72.73% 27.27% 2 3 17 14 51.52% 42.42%
Texas 3 11 19 47 28.79% 71.21% 3 0 19 14 57.58% 42.42% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00%
Utah 0 22 0 66 0.00% 100.00% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00% 0 11 0 33 0.00% 100.00%
Vermont 7 0 49 17 74.24% 25.76% 4 0 26 7 78.79% 21.21% 3 0 23 10 69.70% 30.30%
Virginia 2 4 24 38 36.36% 57.58% 2 2 13 16 39.39% 48.48% 0 2 11 22 33.33% 66.67%
Washington 10 0 53 10 80.30% 15.15% 2 0 23 7 69.70% 21.21% 8 0 30 3 90.91% 9.09%
West Virginia 18 0 62 4 93.94% 6.06% 7 0 29 4 87.88% 12.12% 11 0 33 0 100.00% 0.00%
Wisconsin 2 5 24 42 36.36% 63.64% 0 2 10 23 30.30% 69.70% 2 3 14 19 42.42% 57.58%
Wyoming 0 11 11 55 16.67% 83.33% 0 8 3 30 9.09% 90.91% 0 3 8 25 24.24% 75.76%
Total 244 267 1612 1585 49.51% 48.68% 116 116 820 768 50.37% 47.17% 128 151 792 817 48.65% 50.18%

Presidential Election Results, 1988-2012

Presidential election results by state, 1988-2012
State 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 Total D Total D % D % R
Democratic States 10 32 31 20 19 28 26 166
Republican States 40 18 19 30 31 22 24 184
Alabama R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Alaska R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Arizona R R D R R R R 1 6 14.29% 85.71%
Arkansas R D D R R R R 2 5 28.57% 71.43%
California R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Colorado R D R R R D D 3 4 42.86% 57.14%
Connecticut R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Delaware R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Florida R R D R R D D 3 4 42.86% 57.14%
Georgia R D R R R R R 1 6 14.29% 85.71%
Hawaii D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
Idaho R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Illinois R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Indiana R R R R R D R 1 6 14.29% 85.71%
Iowa D D D D R D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Kansas R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Kentucky R D D R R R R 2 5 28.57% 71.43%
Louisiana R D D R R R R 2 5 28.57% 71.43%
Maine R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Maryland R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Massachusetts D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
Michigan R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Minnesota D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
Mississippi R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Missouri R D D R R R R 2 5 28.57% 71.43%
Montana R D R R R R R 1 6 14.29% 85.71%
Nebraska R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Nevada R D D R R D D 4 3 57.14% 42.86%
New Hampshire R D D R D D D 5 2 71.43% 28.57%
New Jersey R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
New Mexico R D D D R D D 5 2 71.43% 28.57%
New York D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
North Carolina R R R R R D R 1 6 14.29% 85.71%
North Dakota R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Ohio R D D R R D D 4 3 57.14% 42.86%
Oklahoma R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Oregon D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
Pennsylvania R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Rhode Island D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
South Carolina R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
South Dakota R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Tennessee R D D R R R R 2 5 28.57% 71.43%
Texas R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Utah R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%
Vermont R D D D D D D 6 1 85.71% 14.29%
Virginia R R R R R D D 2 5 28.57% 71.43%
Washington D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
West Virginia D D D R R R R 3 4 42.86% 57.14%
Wisconsin D D D D D D D 7 0 100.00% 0.00%
Wyoming R R R R R R R 0 7 0.00% 100.00%

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