It's been a busy morning for Public Policy Polling. They've just released their state favorability poll, in which they ask Americans for their impressions of each state. Unsurprisingly, our favorite state is Hawaii, followed by Colorado. By one metric—the gap between likability and unlikability—Washington is tied with Kentucky (?!?!!) for eleventh place, with a 26-point gap. (By another metric, that of sheer numbers, we're ahead, with 43% likability to their 42% likability.)
Other factoids that basically mean nothing: We are the second-most-popular state after Hawaii among Democrats. "Black voters dislike 10 of the 14 Southern states." The only states with overall negative likability are California, Illinois, New Jersey, Mississippi, and Utah. Fair enough.