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Alabama 45% 46% 5% 4% 194
Alaska 48% 47% 2% 3% 191
Arizona 54% 41% 3% 2% 337
Arkansas 52% 43% 3% 2% 122
California 43% 49% 4% 4% 2,288
Colorado 42% 48% 5% 4% 311
Connecticut 47% 46% 4% 3% 262
Delaware 49% 46% 3% 2% 176
District of Columbia 19% 74% 4% 2% 223
Florida 42% 51% 3% 4% 1,153
Georgia 46% 46% 3% 5% 469
Hawaii 51% 44% 5% 1% 213
Idaho 58% 35% 4% 3% 154
Illinois 44% 50% 3% 4% 760
Indiana 50% 44% 2% 4% 301
Iowa 41% 50% 3% 6% 164
Kansas 59% 33% 3% 5% 148
Kentucky 54% 40% 5% 1% 164
Louisiana 48% 46% 1% 4% 190
Maine 55% 38% 4% 3% 199
Maryland 44% 51% 1% 4% 424
Massachusetts 42% 50% 3% 5% 524
Michigan 50% 42% 4% 3% 537
Minnesota 51% 42% 3% 3% 303
Mississippi 46% 47% 2% 4% 110
Missouri 52% 42% 2% 4% 305
Montana 56% 35% 4% 5% 169
Nebraska 56% 40% 2% 1% 144
Nevada 51% 43% 4% 2% 198
New Hampshire 59% 36% 2% 3% 195
New Jersey 43% 51% 4% 3% 539
New Mexico 41% 51% 5% 3% 173
New York 40% 54% 3% 3% 1,287
North Carolina 44% 49% 4% 3% 525
North Dakota 65% 30% 1% 4% 157
Ohio 53% 39% 4% 4% 558
Oklahoma 51% 43% 4% 2% 192
Oregon 47% 46% 3% 4% 266
Pennsylvania 51% 42% 3% 4% 713
Rhode Island 45% 43% 7% 5% 198
South Carolina 47% 44% 3% 5% 219
South Dakota 56% 38% 2% 4% 149
Tennessee 49% 42% 3% 6% 267
Texas 44% 48% 3% 4% 1,164
Utah 46% 45% 5% 4% 140
Vermont 42% 51% 3% 4% 218
Virginia 51% 44% 2% 2% 502
Washington 47% 45% 4% 3% 437
West Virginia 56% 36% 3% 5% 118
Wisconsin 50% 44% 3% 3% 311
Wyoming 63% 28% 2% 7% 151

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