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Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:50 PM

Most hated state---California

Well, I'm not too fond of those who hate my home.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/california-most-hated-state_n_1297843.html

Well, here at The Huffington Post we were shocked -- shocked -- to discover the results of a national poll by Public Policy Polling about the popularity of each state in the country. The most disliked state in the nation: California.

In fact, only five states in the country were in the negative territory, including Utah (24 percent of people polled found the state favorable and 27 percent found it unfavorable), Mississippi (22-28), New Jersey (25-32), Illinois (19-29) and California with a whopping 44 percent of those polled viewing the state unfavorably. Only 27 percent of those polled viewed California favorably, and 29 percent had no opinion. (See all of the results here.)

Perhaps to no one's surprise, California ranked lowest with Republicans (according to the poll results, they "absolutely hate" the state) and highest with Democrats and women. Hawaii was the most liked state, followed by Colorado, Tennessee, South Dakota and Virginia. And then every other state in the country, and THEN California.

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Reply Most hated state---California (Original post)
cally Feb 2012 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2012 #1
Moonwalk Feb 2012 #5
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2012 #8
CreekDog Feb 2012 #21
emsimon33 Feb 2012 #2
Moonwalk Feb 2012 #7
brewens Feb 2012 #3
progress2k12nbynd Feb 2012 #4
Moonwalk Feb 2012 #9
libinnyandia Feb 2012 #14
progress2k12nbynd Feb 2012 #16
libinnyandia Feb 2012 #17
dimbear Feb 2012 #6
marybourg Feb 2012 #10
The River Feb 2012 #11
abelenkpe Feb 2012 #12
The River Feb 2012 #18
Brother Buzz Feb 2012 #13
libinnyandia Feb 2012 #15
Louisiana1976 Feb 2012 #19
bayareaboy Feb 2012 #20
Le Taz Hot Feb 2012 #22
mitchtv Feb 2012 #23
AsahinaKimi Feb 2012 #24
Starboard Tack Mar 2012 #25

Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. could be --

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

5. Of course it's Jealousy. Also the fact that we Californians are arrogant and tend to...

...rub everyone's noses in our fine weather (yearly Rose Parade anyone? What's that but "Nah-nah! You're under snow and we're not!"), easy living (surfing, car culture, Beverly Hills), haute cuisine, and the fact that we get to see movie stars on a daily basis. Hey, I'd hate us, too if I didn't live here.

Luckily, we Californians are so self-absorbed that we don't notice or care what anyone else thinks of us. Hate away; we're happy and livin' the California dream.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:31 PM

8. Haters gotta hate.

that's what they do.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 06:01 PM

21. Actually, it's only hated by the white people surveyed

California was only seen unfavorably by Whites (by a 28 point margin). All other racial groups saw California positively. Hispanic +16, African American +14 and "Other" +7. Democrats view California positively, while Independents and Republicans did not. I'll keep my interpretations to myself.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_US_022112.pdf

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:02 PM

2. Hawaii!!!????? Do they know about their socialist healthcare system? The cost of living?

Having moved from Virginia to California, I would like to see ALL the right-wing nuts leave the state and be assured that no more would come here--even to visit. Then, perhaps, we could get some sanity back into the government and support education and renewable energy, etc.

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Response to emsimon33 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:29 PM

7. Hawaii? Hawaii's not a state! It's a breeding ground for...

socialist Islamic Kenyans who want to take away our guns and bibles!

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:06 PM

3. Up here in Ideeho, we don't much cotton to them Caleeforeigners movin'

here! LOL

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:20 PM

4. I'm really surprised that New York isn't on the most hated...

 

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But not surprised that South Dakota is on the most liked. The upper midwest, whatever it is about them, seem to have their shit together. From Nebraska through the Dakotas and Montana/Wyoming, they must have great people, great political leaders, or both. Low unemployment, job growth, budget surpluses, low crime rate, home prices didn't take nearly the hit the rest of the U.S. did. And with their oil production now, they could practically break off from the rest of the sinking U.S. and probably survive. Is there something they have that the rest of the states don't have? Or something the rest of the states have that they don't have?

This article is about a year old, but it probably still holds true. Makes an argument that there's probably no better place to live right now than North Dakota: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pf_article_112420.html

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Response to progress2k12nbynd (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:35 PM

9. New York's been getting a pass ever since that 9/11 incident.

And no, I'm not entirely joking. It's like New York got forgiven for taking a bullet for the U.S.

Besides, California's easier. No one cares if Broadway actors are gay, liberal and/or Jewish because no one goes to plays outside of New Yorkers. Broadway has no political power. But California has all those gay, liberal and Jewish movie stars and moguls, and it is rich and powerful. Scary, right?

And, once again, I'm not entirely joking. Since Hollywood began, U.S. citizens have loved to hate it.

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Response to progress2k12nbynd (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:36 PM

14. South Dakota has a pretty regressive tax system- no income tax -sales tax on food & a right wing

legislature. When I lived in New York people thought I was from Ohio or Idaho. I had to keep telling them: I'm from Iowa.

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Response to libinnyandia (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:52 PM

16. Well whatever they're doing...

 

it does seem to be working out for them, even if we don't agree with it politically.

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Response to progress2k12nbynd (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:58 PM

17. It works for some - the big banks, for example. A large part of the state is covered by Indian

reservations which are in pretty bad shape economically.

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

6. They hate our freedoms and they are jellus! n/t

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:41 PM

10. Is there something they have that the rest of the states don't have?

Yes! Very small populations.

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:49 PM

11. I'm Heading West

in the next few months to spend my retirement years in the
California sunshine. I'm sick of living in a "red state"
where the GOP is downright hostile to its' citizens rights.

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Response to The River (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

12. Welcome!

I moved here from Virginia in 1990 and have never ever even thought of moving back. You'll love it

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:15 PM

18. I Was Home Ported

at Alameda from '68-71. I almost stayed in the bay area after being
discharged from the military but went back to VA because that's where my
girlfriend was (didn't work out). In retrospect I should have stayed in SF.
I was there last summer looking at housing and found several cities
I would love to live in. (near Tahoe and/or north of SF)

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Response to The River (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:31 PM

13. But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot if you ain't got the do re mi.

Do Re Mi
by Woody Guthrie

Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin' home every day,
Beatin' the hot old dusty way to the California line.
'Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin' out of that old dust bowl,
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl, but here's what they find
Now, the police at the port of entry say,
"You're number fourteen thousand for today."

Oh, if you ain't got the do re mi, folks, you ain't got the do re mi,
Why, you better go back to beautiful Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi.

You want to buy you a home or a farm, that can't deal nobody harm,
Or take your vacation by the mountains or sea.
Don't swap your old cow for a car, you better stay right where you are,
Better take this little tip from me.
'Cause I look through the want ads every day
But the headlines on the papers always say:

If you ain't got the do re mi, boys, you ain't got the do re mi,
Why, you better go back to beautiful Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:38 PM

15. This Land Is Your Land was written 72 years ago yesterday. I posted it to fb.

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Response to cally (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:34 PM

19. I wonder why according to that survey people don't like Illinois.

I live there and it's nice.

About California I've never been there but I've read so many books set there I feel almost like I have. I think California would be a beautiful state to visit.

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Response to cally (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 02:02 PM

20. California, hated? ...


I think I had better get my self a glass of Zinfandel sit by a Redwood tree out in the back yard and consider how RePUGs do not like California.

Oh well.

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Response to cally (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 09:04 AM

22. They're right, you know.

This is such a TERRIBLE place to live that all would be advised against moving here.

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Response to cally (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:59 PM

23. that reminds me I better clean the pool

It's 82 today,Oscar day for the liberals in Hollywood and party for us out in Palm Springs. They should make the same survey for LGBT's, and see who comes out most hated.UT, TX,GA,MS,VA it's a tossup

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Response to cally (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 05:09 AM

24. Its fine by me..

I was born here, grew up here. Its my State, and I will always love California. But, ya know.. it could be a tad warmer here.. Its been too cold lately!!!

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Response to cally (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:53 PM

25. Envy! We have it all (except warm water)

It costs them money to come visit. They love it, but hate Californians, because we have it all the time. Then they do visit and are left wondering "Now where do we go?" Hawaii, for the more adventurous, maybe.

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