The latest episode of The Map Room is out on Old Bull TV! This week, Eric Cunningham (@decunningham2) and Jared Stone (@JStonePolitics) discuss New York state. While New York isn’t traditionally considered a swing state, and Democrats are firmly in the driver’s seat today, historically the state was much more open to Republicans.
The hosts explain all you need to know about the basics of New York politics: the divide between the heavily populated New York metro and upstate, the large number of upstate metropolitan areas, and the regional and political diversity of upstate and Long Island. They also discuss most of the major races this century and the presidential trends going back decades. Additionally, they go over some of the most important Senate and Gubernatorial races.
The hosts also elaborate on the gradual decline of the Republican Party in New York. Once open to more moderate and liberal Republicans, the state as a whole has become much more open to Democrats; George H. W. Bush was the last Republican presidential nominee to crack 30% in New York City. This trend has now extended to the New York State Senate, which saw a decade of leadership fights before solidifying into a solid Democratic majority. However, pockets of Republican strength are still easily both upstate and in Long Island.
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