New data once again confirmed the trend – Republican-led states are leading while Democrat-led states are falling behind. 18 of the top 21 state with the lowest unemployment rates are led by Republicans. And 12 of the top 15 states for jobs recovered since the pandemic began are led by Republicans.
And it’s not just red states leading on the economy. A new analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research scored states’ COVID responses when looking at health, educational, and economic outcomes. 9 of the top 10 states are led by Republicans, and 9 of the bottom 10 states and districts are led by Democrats.
The same analysis showed that 19 of the top 20 states for getting their kids back into schools in-person during the 2020-2021 school year were led by Republicans.