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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:47 AM

Gallup: Alabama, North Dakota, Wyoming The Most Conservative States

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TOM KLUDT 7:26 AM EST, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2013

A survey by Gallup released Friday showed that Alabama, North Dakota and Wyoming are the three most conservative states in America, while the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and Oregon rank as the most liberal.

Roughly half the residents in Alabama (50.6 percent), North Dakota (48.6 percent), Wyoming (48.6 percent), Mississippi (48.2 percent) and Utah (48 percent) identify themselves as conservatives.

Compared to the most conservative states, a much smaller portion of residents in the most left-leaning states identified as liberal. The District of Columbia (40.8 percent) topped the list, while Massachusetts was a distant second (30.5 percent). Oregon (29.3 percent) and Vermont (29.2 percent), while Deleware (28.4 percent) and Connecticut (28.4 percent) were tied for fifth.

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gallup-alabama-north-dakota-wyoming-most-conservative-states



Gallup Poll:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/160196/alabama-north-dakota-wyoming-conservative-states.aspx

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:49 AM

1. Name three states onehandle will never live in. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:56 AM

2. Is this poll for real? According to this poll California, New York have a conservative advantage.


Why should I trust Gallop polls again?

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:51 PM

12. Has to be BS because they all list conservative advantages. I am from MN also.

MN leans Dem. thanks goodness.

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Response to glinda (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:01 AM

15. I'm from MN too. In the purple island of Moorhead. All my news is from North Dakota.


I go with my mother to her medical appointments. She is in a nursing home.
The nursing home has a van or they pay a van company to transport us.

Every van driver has Rush on the radio.

Mom's nursing home has cable TV. Among the channels they carry CNN and FOX. No MSNBC.

Forget about going to any church during election season.

My sister's church minister preaches politics from the pulpit.
My sister had to stop going to church during election season. Think she started going again now.

Guest ministers visit Mom's nursing home to preach, and preach politics from the pulpit.
I stopped going with Mom to church service at the nursing home.
Mom tells me she goes to church service in the morning, on weekdays.

I don't enjoy talking politics much around here.
Always run into a brainwashed religious zealot with total faith in the "fair and balanced" news.
Also run into lots of religious people with very strong convictions about homosexuality.

Haven't figured out how ND voted Heidi Heitkamp in. At least she has a (D) after her name.

I say Moorhead is purple. Think Moorhead's purple because of the colleges.
Lots of Democratic signs near the college campuses.
Lots of Republican signs other places.

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:49 PM

17. My experience has been that most nursing homes are owned by Republicans. Have found one that isn't.

Yet anyways. Thank goodness for educated young people and teachers, eh?

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:53 AM

14. Even if the poll is correct, and com' on, it's Gallop....

Those conservative states that rail against the federal government take back a buck and a half or two for each one they're taxed.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/states-federal-taxes-spending-charts-maps

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:59 AM

3. I thought Utah would get honerable mention, but where is Idaho?

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:34 AM

5. I ask myself that every day.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:17 AM

4. It's ridiculous to base this on the labels.

Lots of people don't even know what the labels mean, Andy"liberal" has been turned into a dirty word. The only valid survey asks people what they believe. I suspect that the rankings wouldn't change much, but lots of surveys show Americans are fairly liberal on a lot of issues. For example, gay marriage approval is over 50%. (Please don't ask me for a link! I'm still drinking my coffee!)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:11 AM

6. Yay for us...

Not a shocker but there are quite a few blue dot stickers around Bham and Huntsville has their progressives, just not enough to outnumber the bat shit.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:32 AM

9. Yeah this does not surprise me.

The area I'm in the Teapublicans are delusional and preach Faux news in public.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:40 AM

10. Yep.

They think Billo is the second coming of Moses and descends from the mountains with all his truth and gospel.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:38 AM

13. WE'RE # 1 !!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:17 AM

7. Wyoming? Conservative?

I'm originally from Wyoming ... I have lived in Colorado for a couple of decades-plus now.

I have family and many friends in Wyoming with whom I still visit and communicate.

'Conservative' is hardly the word to describe the politics and culture for the vast majority of Wyomingites.

It is a right-wing, reactionary cult existing in that state.

Sad to say that Wyoming is a pretty much self-isolated place ... there isn't any progressive radio, hardly any progressive publications of any sort, the Democratic Party balances on non-existence, peer pressure to be extreme right-wing is intense, etc.

Indeed, it is a weird experience to talk politics with my old high school pals who still live there -- I'm about the only person they know who voted for Obama; if it isn't on Fox 'News' they don't even know if something happened or not (nobody I know there knew about the Paul Ryan-soup kitchen incident, for example); right-wing conspiracy theories are not theories for a lot of these folks, they are accepted facts ... on and on.

Most people have no idea how separated certain pockets of Americans have become from even run-of-the-mill reactionary conservatives. At least in the case of Wyoming, we're only talking about half a million people.

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Response to earthside (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:23 PM

16. I think it is the state with the smallest population.

I live in Connecticut and every town runs into the other and we are all kind of on top of each other. It is hard to be reactionary when you have to deal with lots of different types of people every day. Half a million people in one huge state....I don't know if I could handle that. The shock of no daily traffic jams might explode my brain.

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Response to earthside (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:26 PM

18. Utah is pretty much Wyoming with a larger city to help balance it out...

I'm guessing Salt Lake City (and to a lesser extent, Ogden, Park City and Moab) is the only reason Utah isn't ranked #1. Salt Lake City is pretty much a Democratic island in a sea of conservatives. I couldn't imagine living in Wyoming. I know a lot of people who've moved to Salt Lake from there because of it's too reactionist (anti-gay especially).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:30 AM

8. And as "true" conservatives....

...they reject the federal government coming into their state with the hard earned tax dollars from other states....?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:47 AM

11. Since when is DC a state?

They should be, but they ain't.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:49 AM

19. This is why Idaho didn't make the list

A shitload of Idahoans identify as "independent" rather than "conservative" because they consider "conservative" to be too liberal for their tastes. Some consider the Tea Party too liberal for their tastes.

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