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State-by-State: Bloomberg’s data destination for the economic health and political status of the U.S.

State-by-State

  • About State-by-State

    State-by-State visualizes current and historical economic data and analytics about the U.S. Based on the Economic Health Index, State-by-State includes the latest state unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated monthly), as well as state data on housing, health care, energy production, demographics and more. General election polling data from RealClearPolitics will also be included through the 2012 presidential election.

  • Features

    State-by-State allows users to rank any set of states across selected data sets and view trends over time. The tool provides historical data going back to 2000. Learn more about State-by-State features.

    Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 10/01/14
    Next expected update: 10/02/14

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Welcome to State-by-State

Time series

Click a state bar to see the time series for that data since 2000. Then hover over other bars to compare.

Sorting

Click the ‘Sort’ button on any row to see the states ordered by descending rank. This will sort all other rows based on the new order.

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Voting History    

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  • Definition

    Voting history provides a visual reference for the party each state elected in a race. Each column presents state election results for presidential, gubernatorial, Senate and House of Representatives races. Blue represents Democrats, red represents Republicans, and light gray represents independent or third-party candidates.

  • Methodology & Source

    Data on voting history were collected from a variety of sources. Historical party affiliation for both representatives and senators was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives at the start of each congressional session. Party affiliation for the current members of Congress was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives on August 25, 2012. Party affiliation for governors before 2010 was determined by the victor of the most recent gubernatorial race according to the Associated Press. Party affiliation for governors in 2011 and 2012 was compiled by the National Governors Association. Voting history for presidential elections was compiled from the AP.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 11/13
    Next expected update: 11/14

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Presidential Margin of Victory    

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  • Definition

    The presidential margin of victory is defined as the percent of popular votes received for each presidential candidate beyond the minimum necessary to win. Blue bars indicate a voting majority in the state for the Democratic candidate and red bars indicate a voting majority in the state for a Republican candidate.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data used to calculate the presidential margin of victory are the state’s popular vote results from the Official Presidential General Election Results report. The margin of victory is calculated by using the difference between the percent of votes cast for the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate. The data on election results are updated every four years by the Federal Election Commission. Election night results are reported via the Associated Press.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 09/14 (with 08/14 data)
    Next expected update: 12/14

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RealClearPolitics Polling    

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  • Definition

    RealClearPolitics polling is defined as the average of polling data in a given state.

  • Methodology & Source

    The RCP Poll Average, which is compiled by the RealClearPolitics editorial team, is a rolling average of the latest publicly available Election 2012 polls. The RCP Poll Average provides a snapshot in time of the status of a given race and is not a prediction of who may eventually win.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 09/14/14
    Next expected update: 09/15/14

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