September 25, 2004

state electoral trends: AZ, NM, CO

Here are three states that are more or less in play this year:

Arizona's steady Democratic trend since 1980 is clear; the slight tailing off in 2000 could be the Nader factor. New Mexico has been just a shade more Republican than the national average for the last two elections. Colorado's pattern actually resembles that of the other northern tier states, showing a pro-Dem bubble during the 80's.