That’s the title of this press release from Public Policy Polling from Feb 21.

Americans generally have a favorable view of most states. Only five are in negative territory, led by California (27% favorable and 44% unfavorable), Illinois (19-29), New Jersey (25-32), Mississippi (22-28), and Utah (24-27). Only seven other states have net-positive ratings in the single digits, and another breaks even (Louisiana).

As a native New Yorker, I can only say that it’s somewhat humiliating to be beaten out by New Jersey, which Jon Stewart, who grew up there, calls “Stinkachussetts” (2:38 of this video.)

HuffPo San Francisco has put together a slideshow response to the poll that reflects the state’s geographic majesty. We don’t feel that’s necessary, mainly because it sort of takes a lot of time to put one of those together.

But rock on, Golden State…


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix.  He also writes about film for KQED Arts.

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