Democratic speeches mentioned climate change 49.11% more.
Republic speeches mentioned prison 52.33% more.
The State of the State of the States
At the beginning of the year,
each governor lays out their policy priorities in
their version of the State of the United States --
a "state of the state" address. The team at 538
conducted a text analysis of all 50 governors'
2019 state of the state speeches to see what issues
were talked about the most and whether there were
differences between what Democratic and Republican
governors were focussing on.