Gallup did a state by state assessment and came up with the following map. Very discouraging for the Repubs out there.
I think this is mostly due to the fact that Republicans still aren’t proposing viable solutions. And that’s probably because they lack any true leadership right now.
Also, whether they want to admit it or not, last election the electorate shifted significantly left and nothing suggests it’ll switch back. True, some of the anti-deficit crowd may be very vocal, but being loud doesn’t mean you’re the majority.
So until Repubs can come up with some new ideas to excite the moderates and conservative Dems, well, this map will continue to stay blue.