Alabama is the most Republican state in the union and Washington the most Democratic, according to a new ranking guide published by the Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill.
The paper’s results mirror but don’t completely match up with last year’s Gallup ranking of the most liberal and conservative states, which set Alabama as the most conservative state and Massachusetts as the most liberal. Gallup conducted its list through 2012 interviews, while The Hill analyzed congressional delegations, the makeup of state legislatures and recent presidential elections.
Rounding out the top five Republican states are Alaska, Idaho, Kansas and Mississippi, according to The Hill, and the top five most Democratic states include Minnesota, Oregon, California and Rhode Island.
You can find The Hill‘s complete guide here.