Don't hate us because we're beautiful. Or do.
It turns out the left-most state is also America's most-hated, according to a recent survey by Public Policy Polling. And California's left-leaning politics seem to have a lot to do with it.
The Golden State is the most-disliked in the union, and Hawaii is the most-liked. In fact, ours was one of only five states that received majority-negative views by our fellow Americans, according to PPP:
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).
Barack Obama's home state of Hawaii was the most-loved, with 54 percent of us viewing it positively. (Of course -- it's America's vacation state).
Other liked states among the 1,200 Americans surveyed:
-Colorado (44 percent positive to 9 percent negative)
-South Dakota (42-8)
-North Carolina and Pennsylvania (each 40-11).
Eh, whatever. Hawaii is cool but Tennessee?
Interestingly, women have a higher opinion of such hateable states as California and New York.
Guys seem to like red-meat places like North Dakota, South Carolina, Wyoming, Montana, Iowa and South Dakota.
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Who says men are stupid?
The party people who hate California the most? According to PPP, Republicans, who love Palin-country (Alaska) and Bush-land (Texas), "absolutely hate California."
Why are we not surprised?