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Alabama 29% 36% 2% 25% 7% 162
Alaska 16% 15% 1% 61% 7% 176
Arizona 16% 26% 1% 47% 11% 359
Arkansas 25% 31% 2% 38% 4% 107
California 15% 21% 1% 55% 8% 2,340
Colorado 7% 24% 1% 59% 9% 311
Connecticut 12% 29% 1% 50% 7% 273
Delaware 5% 29% 3% 56% 7% 184
District of Columbia 16% 17% 1% 58% 8% 216
Florida 18% 24% 2% 49% 6% 1,076
Georgia 22% 28% 1% 44% 6% 423
Hawaii 15% 22% < 1% 56% 7% 185
Idaho 6% 28% 1% 58% 8% 155
Illinois 14% 30% < 1% 49% 7% 753
Indiana 20% 27% 1% 45% 7% 300
Iowa 13% 34% < 1% 47% 6% 155
Kansas 15% 38% < 1% 40% 6% 142
Kentucky 17% 27% 1% 51% 4% 156
Louisiana 28% 28% < 1% 39% 5% 192
Maine 9% 20% 1% 60% 10% 204
Maryland 14% 26% 1% 53% 6% 394
Massachusetts 7% 19% 1% 66% 7% 514
Michigan 14% 29% 2% 47% 9% 506
Minnesota 7% 26% 2% 54% 11% 335
Missouri 13% 31% 1% 45% 11% 321
Montana 9% 32% 2% 49% 7% 163
Nebraska 18% 31% 2% 41% 8% 155
Nevada 16% 20% 1% 58% 5% 170
New Hampshire 5% 24% 1% 63% 7% 202
New Jersey 12% 27% 2% 52% 7% 527
New Mexico 16% 22% 1% 54% 6% 159
New York 13% 22% 1% 56% 8% 1,239
North Carolina 19% 27% 1% 46% 7% 461
North Dakota 15% 30% 3% 49% 3% 154
Ohio 18% 31% 1% 43% 7% 552
Oklahoma 15% 34% < 1% 44% 7% 151
Oregon 11% 25% 1% 55% 8% 252
Pennsylvania 14% 26% 1% 53% 6% 719
Rhode Island 10% 28% < 1% 60% 2% 192
South Carolina 26% 26% 2% 40% 6% 198
South Dakota 20% 32% 1% 34% 13% 147
Tennessee 17% 31% 3% 43% 6% 221
Texas 18% 28% 1% 44% 8% 1,132
Utah 17% 28% 2% 49% 5% 147
Vermont 5% 18% 2% 69% 5% 230
Virginia 17% 24% 2% 48% 9% 443
Washington 8% 24% 2% 60% 7% 454
West Virginia 27% 26% 3% 33% 11% 121
Wisconsin 13% 29% 3% 50% 6% 337
Wyoming 13% 27% 4% 46% 10% 151

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