They’ll probably use “Unexpected!” for this too.

When it comes to economic growth and potential, it’s better to be “red.”

So says a new study out of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which ranked all 50 states in terms of their economic outlook — and found those that tend to vote Republican had the most potential.

The “Red States, Poor States” study, the sixth of its kind to be released by the conservative think tank, measured states based on 15 factors, ranging from minimum wage laws to tax rates to labor policy.

Almost all of the top 10 tend to vote “red” in presidential and state elections. At the top of the list, for the sixth year in a row, was Utah.

Honestly, this study could have been tasked to a group of second graders-slow second graders-and the results would have been the same. It’s that easy to figure out.

Which gives you an idea of where the economic IQs of the leftists who are burying some great states in America are.