Behind the Poll

A new report published by Truth in Accounting has found that seven out of the 10 states in the worst financial shape are controlled by Democrats. The other three states are under divided control. None of the 10 bottom-ranked states are under Republican control.

The 10 states in the worst financial condition with the highest taxpayer burdens are: Connecticut ($62,500), New Jersey ($58,300), Illinois ($57,000), Massachusetts ($38,100), Hawaii ($37,000), Delaware ($31,300), Kentucky ($26,000), Vermont ($24,700), California ($21,100) and New York ($20,100).

Of the 11 states that reported tax surpluses, nine are controlled by Republicans, one is under divided control, and one is controlled by Democrats.