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Mississippi Most Conservative State, D.C. Most Liberal
Gallup Politics ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | by Frank Newport

Posted on 02/03/2012 1:37:18 PM PST by Islander7

PRINCETON, NJ -- Mississippi remains the most conservative state in the union, and, along with Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama, is one of four states with 50% or more of its population identifying as conservative. At the other end of the ideological spectrum, 40% District of Columbia residents and 30% of Massachusetts residents identify as liberal; all other states have a liberal population of 26% or less.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: conservatives; mi9ssissippi; patriots; south


1 posted on 02/03/2012 1:37:24 PM PST by Islander7
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; ...

Magnolia State Ping!


2 posted on 02/03/2012 1:38:24 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7; LibLieSlayer


So, why can't the GOP's first primary be held here?


3 posted on 02/03/2012 1:39:29 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Islander7

Liberals might sarcastically ask — if Mississippi is the most conservative state, why is it also the poorest (in terms of average income)?

See here:

http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/16/news/economy/Americas_wealthiest_states/index.htm


4 posted on 02/03/2012 1:39:54 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Islander7
Have you caught the subtlety in the title?
D.C. isn't a State.
5 posted on 02/03/2012 1:41:51 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Islander7

Dc is a State?


6 posted on 02/03/2012 1:41:51 PM PST by IrishPennant (Did Adam and Eve have belly-buttons? I'm jes' askin'...)
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To: IrishPennant

Tie goes to the runner.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 1:42:53 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

Also - in DC, the term “liberal” in reality means “Radical Progressive / Socialist.”


8 posted on 02/03/2012 1:44:38 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Islander7

Where is Maryland? Oh come on... that is what my state is known for. I guess that means the libtards will just have to work harder..... sigh.


9 posted on 02/03/2012 1:46:21 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Islander7

D.C must be one of the 57 states.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 1:47:25 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Islander7

Vermont isn’t in the Top 10 most liberal?!


11 posted on 02/03/2012 1:48:58 PM PST by albie
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To: bikerman

Why does everyone get that wrong?

There’s 58 states, 0bama had one more to visit ;o)


12 posted on 02/03/2012 1:50:09 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: PGR88
...in DC, the term “liberal” in reality means “Radical Progressive / Socialist.”
I don't think it's confined to just D.C.
13 posted on 02/03/2012 1:51:00 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Islander7

Unfortunately, most folks who self-identify as “moderates” are leftists who are too gutless to tell the pollsters that the are “liberals”: otherwise one can’t account for the ‘Rats winning any state-wide races outside Massachusetts without running DLC-type candidates. In no state other than Massachusetts do self-identified “liberals” outnumber self-identified conservatives. (We’ll ignore DC.)


14 posted on 02/03/2012 1:52:07 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Islander7
Shocking..lol


15 posted on 02/03/2012 1:53:33 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let the liberals snicker to themselves as they pay twice as much and get half of what conservatives pay in low cost of living areas.

They can continue to live like rats stacked in cages while I breath in the crisp, clean air of freedom in wide open country living.

Ahhhh!!! the air is clear!!!


16 posted on 02/03/2012 1:58:09 PM PST by RedMonqey (A politician's integrity is usually only as strong as his poll numbers.)
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To: Islander7

If it wasn’t for Atlanta, Georgia would be right up there with the best of them. Also Florida, North of Ocala would fit right in with the most conservative.

Unfortunately, the rest of Florida is liberal as about any place.


17 posted on 02/03/2012 2:00:18 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Islander7

Interesting. I would have guessed Utah as #1. Not sure why, but MISS kind of a surprise for me.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 2:05:08 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Theoria

In spite of that map/chart I still enjoy living in the Northeast.

Go figure!


19 posted on 02/03/2012 2:12:02 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Islander7

Now I know why I like living here so much. Add me to the ping please.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 2:13:33 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: Islander7
Not sure how they conclude that.....

But I know...Oklahoma was the only state in the nation where every county was lost by Obama in 2008

21 posted on 02/03/2012 2:13:46 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Mears

Just from seeing pictures, the Northeast is really beautiful country. Unfortunately it is infested with liberals.

I have some in laws who live in upstate New York. They are even more conservative than me. I am sure there are many others but overall it must be awful.


22 posted on 02/03/2012 2:16:17 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Islander7

The ex-Great State of Texas isn’t in the Conservative list because we’ve been invaded with liberals from California and the northern states. Throw in the voting illegals and what have you got...


23 posted on 02/03/2012 2:42:34 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Islander7
I'm surprised that Tennessee is at #10 even though we've been invaded by liberal Northerners.
24 posted on 02/03/2012 2:59:37 PM PST by Semper Mark (I didn't leave the Republican Party. It left me.)
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To: onyx
Because we would elect a true conservative and beat the crap out of the likes of george stuffoneupyourbutticus and campaign commie carl cameron.

LLS

25 posted on 02/03/2012 3:01:52 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, liberals would make that point. I would say that one reason is largest black population percentage-wise of any state. A very small reason might be Mississippi’s refusal in at least some matters to buckle under to PC and being willing to pay the price-ie, the threats of boycotts due to the flag vote. Mississippi voted to keep the flag. But the PC appeasers in Mississippi are catching up (Colonel Reb, Dixie).

Those libs might be interested, or not, to know that in spite of Mississippi’s low income, it’s also the state which for some years has been number 1 in charitable giving. I recall that a Northeast state comes in last.


26 posted on 02/03/2012 3:05:59 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: LibLieSlayer

You betcha! This primary race would have started out entirely different.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 3:25:51 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: mrsmel

Here is the latest list of MOST and LEAST charitable states:

http://247wallst.com/2011/12/15/americas-most-and-least-charitable-states/


28 posted on 02/03/2012 3:28:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Islander7

I sure thought I was on your ping list FRiend.


29 posted on 02/03/2012 3:34:54 PM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL © - tomkat)
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To: mrsmel

There is a petition circulating (Inititave #37) that could require a ballot inititive that if passed would add an amendment to the State Constitution that would require “Colonel Reb”in his traditional costumed appearance, to be visible as an active mascot on the sidelines of University of Missippi athletic events. It would also require the logo to be on helmets uniforms, letterheads,and practically all university publications.

Three things we love in Mississippi, Jesus, fried catfish and sweet tea.

I love Mississippi.


30 posted on 02/03/2012 3:44:52 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what changed, since Mississippi was in the top spot for some years running, if I recall correctly. Well at least it’s still not in the least generous, not too bad for the poorest state.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 4:34:51 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: duffee

I love Mississippi too:) Long may we remain under the radar, it’s never a good thing when we get media attemtion.


32 posted on 02/03/2012 4:38:02 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

attemtion=attention.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 4:39:25 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Islander7

Another bullshit poll by the liberal monkey grinders at Gallup.

In the South Carolina 2010 primaries, every RINO was thrown out of office. In the 2010 general election, every rat was thrown out of national office in SC except for one. Statewide, no rat holds office. The state legislature is dominated by Republicans. SC has a republican governor.

And SC doesn’t even get a mention in this crap poll.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 5:41:18 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: SeekAndFind; WKB; wardaddy; mrsmel

You want to see a mindbender regarding Missippy?

Here ya’ go!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/2012/02/01/u-s-state-science-standards-are-mediocre-to-awful/

I live in brain dead Oregon, and can’t wait to get back to Mississippi.

BTW, Mississippi might be considered the poorest state, it’s also the state with one of the lowest costs of living, and the most charitable state per capita in the country.

And, SeekandFind...I didn’t see anything in your link about “per capita” charitable giving.


35 posted on 02/04/2012 12:07:15 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

I’ve been looking at different polls, they all seem to have different (but not drastically so) results, but Mississippi is never near the bottom in any of them. The one that has placed Mississippi at the top for consecutive years is the “Generosity Index”. Also, Mississippi comes in at the top for “most religious state”. Of course that would be a negative result to a liberal.

Myself, I don’t care where we come in these polls, the best thing for Mississippi is our usual state of being when no one remembers our existence :)


36 posted on 02/04/2012 10:27:32 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: Islander7

My great home state of Mississippi is only 53.4% conservative?? We’ve got to do better than this! When I grew up there, it was at least 80% conservative.

I’m presently living out of state but sad to see this decline. Still, Mississippi and its people are the best!


37 posted on 02/04/2012 3:23:35 PM PST by Cedar
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To: mrsmel

I live in Oregon. These people are education snobs. I guess it’s okay to pick on Mississippi, as they do here. However, the information in the link shows that Oregon, and most of the Northwest, is brain dead where it concerns science.

Mississippi...not so much.

I was so happy to see this!

I’m building another home in Mississippi. I told my husband and family that I’m not going to die here. Given the atmosphere here, my husband is getting excited about being able to spend time in a true blue red state.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 11:50:40 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
I'm happy for you and your husband! Just please don't tell everyone how really great it is here-not that they'd believe you anyway-because liberals moving into a state they think they've personally discovered is the "kiss of death"to all which made that state good. I can't say it enough, Mississippi will fare best with people thinking just what they already think, when they think about Mississippi at all. The very best thing is if they don't think of us at all. I don't try to defend my state to critics, I just let them carry on with how poor, how ignorant, etc we are. I could set them straight, but why enter a campaign I wouldn't want to win, when the "victory" would be to have hordes of them swarm down and destroy the state as they've done with other areas when they flee their high-tax liberal utopias for the freedom of a conservative state, only to re-create that same hell? IOW, don't tell your friends, lol.
39 posted on 02/05/2012 8:30:47 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: mrsmel

LOL!

I’ve watched Oregon become a living hell because of the influx of libs from SoCal. It was a very nice state when I moved her 20 years ago. Since then, a lot of libs sold their homes at exorbitant prices in SoCal, moved here and bought mansions. They’ve driven up real estate costs a great deal, though the land use laws here haven’t helped, either.

Don’t you fret. I’m not telling anybody about MS, unless I can’t help it. I will let them think we are a poor, inner city type state, and smile on the way out. ;o)

In my neck of the woods, most out of state retirees are Navy. I like those kind of n00bs. They are there, not just because of the base, but because they love living there.


40 posted on 02/05/2012 11:46:14 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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