Across the nation, Idaho is tied for sixth place as the most Republican state in the U.S.

We knew Idaho was pretty red – but polling shows just how red it really is.

The Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life shows Idaho tied with Montana, with 49 percent of the population either saying they are Republicans or they lean Republican.

Neighboring Wyoming is the most Republican state, with 57 percent of the adults saying they are either Republican or they lean Republican in their voting.

The study was conducted in 2014, but later studies by various groups also show Idaho as one of the most Republican in the nation.

An Idaho Politics Weekly poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates shows:

-- 43 percent of Idahoans said they are Republicans.

-- 20 percent said they are Democrats.

-- 27 percent said they are independents, not belonging to any political party.

-- 9 percent said they belong to some other political party, like the Libertarian.

-- And 1 percent declined to answer the question.

That survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

Of course, whether you like or dislike the current presidential administration may have an impact on how you consider your politics.

-- 53 percent of Idahoans told DJA that they “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of the job GOP Pres. Donald Trump is doing as president.

-- And 44 percent said they would vote for Trump again in 2020, if he is on the ballot.

So, it is clear Idaho is a pretty Republican state, and that Trump is relatively well liked here.

While other western states are trending Democratic – like Colorado, Arizona and Nevada – Idaho, Wyoming and Utah remain strongly in the Republican column in voting patterns.