Does a State turn bad when its color changes from blue to red on the map?
I think an argument can be made that it turns demonstrably stupider. Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky have become solidly Republican over the past twenty years and their economic success, health status and educational achievement have regressed when compared to states such as Colorado, Oregon and Washington that have moved from swing to solidly blue status where there comparative success has increased. Given the preference of Trump and his ilk for the uneducated and the unsuccessful, this should not be a surprise. Republicans have made the transition from the party of Wall Street to the party of anti-science, distrust of education and the embrace of religious zealotry in its' most virulent white nationalist forms so considering all that, bad may well be accurate.