States where voters oppose Obama more dependent on federal tax dollars

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States That Oppose Obama Usually Rely More on Federal Grants

States that voted against President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 are typically more dependent on federal funding, according to analysis of a new report out this week.

The report The Pew Charitable Trusts released on Monday outlines how much of each state's total revenue came from federal grants in state fiscal year 2014.

Further analysis of that data by The Hill found a connection between many states that voted against Obama in both elections and their federal funding.

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The outlet says the average state that voted against Obama in 2008 and 2012 relied on federal dollars for nearly 34 percent of the budget on average.

On the other hand, the 27 states that voted for Obama in both elections depended on the federal government for only about 30 percent of their average state budget.

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Overall, The Pew Charitable Trusts report found that federal grants accounted for an average of about 31 percent of total state revenue in 2014.

That's the lowest level since the Great Recession hit a little more than seven years ago.

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50. New York

Fiscal freedom: #50
Personal freedom: #29
Regulatory freedom: #50

Change from 2012: 0

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49. California

Fiscal freedom: #46
Personal freedom: #16
Regulatory freedom: #48

Change from 2012: 0

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48. Hawaii

Fiscal freedom: #49
Personal freedom: #37
Regulatory freedom: #41

Change from 2012: 0

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47. New Jersey

Fiscal freedom: #40
Personal freedom: #27
Regulatory freedom: #47

Change from 2012: 0

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46. Maryland

Fiscal freedom: #34
Personal freedom: #26
Regulatory freedom: #49

Change from 2012: 0

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45. Connecticut

Fiscal freedom: #44
Personal freedom: #15
Regulatory freedom: #46

Change from 2012: -1

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44. Illinois

Fiscal freedom: #48
Personal freedom: #20
Regulatory freedom: #40

Change from 2012: +1

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43. Rhode Island

Fiscal freedom: #38
Personal freedom: #17
Regulatory freedom: #45

Change from 2012: 0

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42. Maine

Fiscal freedom: #43
Personal freedom: #4
Regulatory freedom: #44

Change from 2012: -1

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41. Kentucky

Fiscal freedom: #28
Personal freedom: #50
Regulatory freedom: #28

Change from 2012: -2

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40. Vermont

Fiscal freedom: #47
Personal freedom: #10
Regulatory freedom: #32

Change from 2012: -2

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39. West Virginia

Fiscal freedom: #31
Personal freedom: #22
Regulatory freedom: #42

Change from 2012: +3

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38. Minnesota

Fiscal freedom: #45
Personal freedom: #8
Regulatory freedom: #34

Change from 2012: +2

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37. Oregon

Fiscal freedom: #39
Personal freedom: #18
Regulatory freedom: #36

Change from 2012: -2

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36. Mississippi

Fiscal freedom: #41
Personal freedom: #47
Regulatory freedom: #11

Change from 2012: -2

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35. Ohio

Fiscal freedom: #24
Personal freedom: #44
Regulatory freedom: #31

Change from 2012: +1

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34. Louisiana

Fiscal freedom: #19
Personal freedom: #39
Regulatory freedom: #35

Change from 2012: -4

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33. Massachusetts

Fiscal freedom: #36
Personal freedom: #11
Regulatory freedom: #39

Change from 2012: -4

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32. Washington

Fiscal freedom: #35
Personal freedom: #5
Regulatory freedom: #43

Change from 2012: -1

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31. Delaware

Fiscal freedom: #29
Personal freedom: #31
Regulatory freedom: #33

Change from 2012: +6

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30. New Mexico

Fiscal freedom: #42
Personal freedom: #1
Regulatory freedom: #38

Change from 2012: +3

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29. Arkansas

Fiscal freedom: #27
Personal freedom: #41
Regulatory freedom: #21

Change from 2012: -1

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28. Texas

Fiscal freedom: #10
Personal freedom: #49
Regulatory freedom: #27

Change from 2012: -2

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27. Wisconsin

Fiscal freedom: #37
Personal freedom: #25
Regulatory freedom: #19

Change from 2012: -7

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26. Pennsylvania

Fiscal freedom: #13
Personal freedom: #23
Regulatory freedom: #37

Change from 2012: +1

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25. Nebraska

Fiscal freedom: #22
Personal freedom: #2
Regulatory freedom: #25

Change from 2012: -7

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24. Michigan

Fiscal freedom: #18
Personal freedom: #38
Regulatory freedom: #16

Change from 2012: -7

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23. Alabama

Fiscal freedom: #6
Personal freedom: #48
Regulatory freedom: #18

Change from 2012: -4

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22. Georgia

Fiscal freedom: #14
Personal freedom: #43
Regulatory freedom: #15

Change from 2012: -7

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21. Virginia

Fiscal freedom: #12
Personal freedom: #34
Regulatory freedom: #23

Change from 2012: +3

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20. Utah

Fiscal freedom: #20
Personal freedom: #33
Regulatory freedom: #9

Change from 2012: +2

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19. North Carolina

Fiscal freedom: #17
Personal freedom: #13
Regulatory freedom: #26

Change from 2012: +4

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18. Missouri

Fiscal freedom: #9
Personal freedom: #28
Regulatory freedom: #24

Change from 2012: -6

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17. Montana

Fiscal freedom: #7
Personal freedom: #21
Regulatory freedom: #30

Change from 2012: +4

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16. Kansas

Fiscal freedom: #3
Personal freedom: #24
Regulatory freedom: #4

Change from 2012: +9

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15. South Carolina

Fiscal freedom: #23
Personal freedom: #19
Regulatory freedom: #13

Change from 2012: +5

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14. Wyoming

Fiscal freedom: #21
Personal freedom: #32
Regulatory freedom: #3

Change from 2012: 0

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13. North Dakota

Fiscal freedom: #15
Personal freedom: #35
Regulatory freedom: #6

Change from 2012: -2

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12. Nevada

Fiscal freedom: #25
Personal freedom: #3
Regulatory freedom: #22

Change from 2012: -2

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11. Colorado

Fiscal freedom: #22
Personal freedom: #2
Regulatory freedom: #25

Change from 2012: +2

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10. Arizona

Fiscal freedom: #16
Personal freedom: #14
Regulatory freedom: #17

Change from 2012: +6

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9. Iowa

Fiscal freedom: #30
Personal freedom: #12
Regulatory freedom: #5

Change from 2012: -3

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8. Florida

Fiscal freedom: #4
Personal freedom: #36
Regulatory freedom: #20

Change from 2012: -1

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7. Idaho

Fiscal freedom: #8
Personal freedom: #45
Regulatory freedom: #1

Change from 2012: +1

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6. Tennessee

Fiscal freedom: #2
Personal freedom: #42
Regulatory freedom: #14

Change from 2012: -3

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5. South Dakota

Fiscal freedom: #3
Personal freedom: #46
Regulatory freedom: #7

Change from 2012: -4

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4. Indiana

Fiscal freedom: #26
Personal freedom: #6
Regulatory freedom: #2

Change from 2012: 0

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3. Oklahoma

Fiscal freedom: #5
Personal freedom: #30
Regulatory freedom: #10

Change from 2012: +2

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2. Alaska

Fiscal freedom: #11
Personal freedom: #7
Regulatory freedom: #12

Change from 2012: +7

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1. New Hampshire

Fiscal freedom: #1
Personal freedom: #9
Regulatory freedom: #29

Change from 2012: +1

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But each state's dependence on federal government dollars varied pretty widely, so this correlation isn't always true for every state.

Mississippi had the biggest share of the federal grant pot at nearly 41 percent, while North Dakota had the smallest at about 17 percent.

According to previously released data, the federal government spent $3.3 trillion in the states during the 2014 fiscal year.

States receive federal grants to help pay for programs in many areas, including education, transportation, housing and health care, to name a few.

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