Skip to comments.Gallup: Wyoming Residents Most Conservative, D.C. Most Liberal
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.
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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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What terrible news for my fair state of Alabama!!! We have fallen to 10th place from 1st??!!!
Alabama fell from first to tenth? What the hell happened during the year that caused such a swing?
People in Wyoming have to do stuff themselves.
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.
Add up the Electoral Votes from the most liberal and most conservative states.
Does not look great.
I just put in my state, Maryland. It claims there is a 6.5 percent conservative advantage. I haven’t stopped laughing.
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 :(
Not to quibble, but D.C. is not a state!
Just on a goof, I put in Hawaii. Conservatives are at a mere 0.7 percent disadvantage there?
Something’s wrong here, LOL.
I think liberals lie about being liberal.
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).
Even in DC, the % of liberals was only 38.1%. What was the rest of the breakdown?
One has to remember that DC is over 50% black.
“Not to quibble, but D.C. is not a state!”
No, but it has 3 electoral votes for POTUS.
I’m surprised Colorado isn’t one of the top three liberal states.
No sh!t! Who could’ve known?
That would be a REAL "Close Encounter of the Third Kind!"
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.
Don’t DC have 3 electoral college votes?