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Gallup: Wyoming Residents Most Conservative, D.C. Most Liberal
Gallup ^ | 01/31/2014 | Art Swift

Posted on 01/31/2014 3:50:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wyoming was the most conservative U.S. state in 2013, replacing Alabama, which fell to 10th place. The District of Columbia was once again the most liberal area in the United States, with Vermont and Massachusetts having the highest percentage of liberals among the 50 states.

Top 10 Conservative States, 2013Top 10 Liberal States, 2013

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Overall, Americans were much more likely to self-identify as conservatives than as liberals last year, though that gap shrank from previous years.

The most conservative states are located primarily in the South and West, while the most liberal states are found on the East and West Coasts of the United States, with the exception of Hawaii. The top 10 liberal states all voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, while the top 10 conservative states all voted for the Republican nominees -- John McCain and Mitt Romney, respectively -- in those years.

For the most part, the top conservative states align with the most Republican states in the union, and the top liberal states, with the most Democratic areas. Yet Kansas and Nebraska, two of the most solid Republican states, do not fall among the top 10 conservative states. Similarly, the Democratic states of Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut, and New Mexico are not among the top 10 liberal states, but Gallup found that they were among the solid Democratic states in 2013.

Conservative Advantage Still Predominant, Yet Down From 2012


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: conservative; conservativestate; conservativestates; liberal; liberalstates; states; stateslist

1 posted on 01/31/2014 3:50:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

What terrible news for my fair state of Alabama!!! We have fallen to 10th place from 1st??!!!


2 posted on 01/31/2014 3:53:34 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Alabama fell from first to tenth? What the hell happened during the year that caused such a swing?


3 posted on 01/31/2014 3:53:44 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SeekAndFind

People in Wyoming have to do stuff themselves.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 3:54:51 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: SeekAndFind

And how did RI not end up in the bottom 10? I thought they were often the most Dem voting state, “beating” even stalwarts like MA.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 3:54:51 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Add up the Electoral Votes from the most liberal and most conservative states.

Does not look great.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 3:58:29 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind

I just put in my state, Maryland. It claims there is a 6.5 percent conservative advantage. I haven’t stopped laughing.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 3:58:43 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not even a surprise... People in Wyo have a strong dislike for Government... and Holy Rollers... basically people in the west just want to live their lives and be left the hell alone!!

Man I miss home :(


8 posted on 01/31/2014 4:00:37 PM PST by wyowolf
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To: SeekAndFind

Not to quibble, but D.C. is not a state!


9 posted on 01/31/2014 4:01:18 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: beandog

Just on a goof, I put in Hawaii. Conservatives are at a mere 0.7 percent disadvantage there?

Something’s wrong here, LOL.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 4:06:22 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: DemforBush

I think liberals lie about being liberal.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 4:08:13 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: SeekAndFind

The numbers in Texas really disappoint me, but likewise don’t surprise me with the massive influx of people who should’ve stayed in California (and Mexico).

*sigh*


12 posted on 01/31/2014 4:11:54 PM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even in DC, the % of liberals was only 38.1%. What was the rest of the breakdown?


13 posted on 01/31/2014 4:12:50 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: SeekAndFind

One has to remember that DC is over 50% black.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 4:13:16 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Bushbacker1

“Not to quibble, but D.C. is not a state!”
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No, but it has 3 electoral votes for POTUS.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 4:19:04 PM PST by AlexW
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m surprised Colorado isn’t one of the top three liberal states.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:11 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

No sh!t! Who could’ve known?


17 posted on 01/31/2014 4:22:37 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Great!!! Now all we must do is relocate the Crapitol from the District of Columbia to Devil's Tower WY!!!

That would be a REAL "Close Encounter of the Third Kind!"

18 posted on 01/31/2014 5:22:09 PM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: Dan(9698)
People in Wyoming have to do stuff themselves.

Yep. All three of them. Well it's two now, since I left.

Problem is, Laramie is a university town, and the lib educational establishment is already reprogramming the kids of these conservative parents. Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think they're paying enough attention to what the young people are learning at UW. Complacent conservatism isn't going to work anymore, not even in Wyo.

19 posted on 01/31/2014 5:39:26 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Bushbacker1

Don’t DC have 3 electoral college votes?


20 posted on 01/31/2014 5:46:13 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Still Thinking

Huckabee socialists. Big-Jesus government.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 5:53:36 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Bushbacker1
Oh, it may not be a state, but it's a state all right.
22 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:10 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very interesting to know.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 7:42:29 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Oliviaforever

The top ten conservatives states equal 64 Electoral votes and the top ten liberal states equal 133 Electoral votes, nearly half of the 270 needed to elect a President.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 9:17:41 PM PST by Nero Germanicus
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To: SeekAndFind; Black Agnes

This is such bs comparison

Wyoming is white

Mississippi and Alabama are nearly 40% black

Compare whites and miss and bama are one and two

Silly


25 posted on 01/31/2014 9:29:30 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Springfield Reformer

After they get out of school, we send them to other states.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 6:41:04 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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