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Gallup: Here Are the Most ‘Conservative’ & ‘Liberal’ States
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Becket Adams

Posted on 02/02/2013 7:50:14 AM PST by NKP_Vet

Alabama is the most “conservative” state in the U.S., with roughly 50 percent of its residents “identifying their ideology as conservative,” trailed closely by North Dakota and Wyoming (both 48.6 percent), according to a recent survey by Gallup.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bluestates; redstates; top10
You can thank the the liberal whackos from California for turning both Oregon and Washington into a socialist haven. The great migratio get away from high taxes and crime in California. The vast majority of these liberals settled in and around the Seattle area and in Oregon around Portland. That is where most people in the state live, courtesy of the California whackos. One little corner of two states controlling the politics for the rest of the state. A bunch of BS is what it is.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 7:50:21 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

why I will move to Alabama in 2 years


2 posted on 02/02/2013 7:52:50 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NKP_Vet

On the other hand, what difference does it make?

3 posted on 02/02/2013 7:55:08 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Just so long as they don’t migrate to Texas!!!


4 posted on 02/02/2013 7:58:03 AM PST by ontap
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To: NKP_Vet
Someone posted this link in the comments section. As good as any definition of conservatism as I've seen.

Kirk Center

5 posted on 02/02/2013 8:06:41 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NKP_Vet

I think most self-reported moderates are actually liberals who 1) are lying in order to get people to listen to them, or 2) don’t realize how fringe their stupid ideas really area.

This article would be a little more accurate if, instead of reporting moderate states, it reported them clearly as “states that self-reported as moderate.” (Because they are probably liberals).


6 posted on 02/02/2013 8:09:40 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: NKP_Vet

Surprisingly, Mayland did not appear in the liberal column. It is a deep, deep blue state with a state house totally dominated by Dems of the far left persuasion. If you love to pay taxes and want every aspect of your life regulated, Maryland is the place for you.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 8:16:36 AM PST by Starboard
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To: NKP_Vet

Dang! Texas is way down on the Conservative list. I guess we have too many illegals and too many sissies in Austin and Dallas.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 8:24:00 AM PST by avacado (he)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Moderate” is the new “progressive”. Notice that in every bastion of leftism, “conservatives” outnumber “liberals”, and “moderates” outnumber both.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 8:25:05 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: NKP_Vet

These polls are beyond worthless. People respond based on their own idea of conservative lib.,mod. Does anyone really believe that leberal progressive statists are ONLY 27% of the population in Cali and NY? That’s an insanely unrealistic stat based on election results, state legislation and every other factor.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 8:31:32 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: NKP_Vet

Since when is D.C. a state?


11 posted on 02/02/2013 8:43:22 AM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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Not ONE county went to Obama in 2008 and 2012 elections in Oklahoma. How did they not come out on top?


12 posted on 02/02/2013 9:27:31 AM PST by RockyMtnMan
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Been to Alabama, so nice, so rural.

Mississippi is close enough to migrate from SFL some day maybe.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 9:33:17 AM PST by bicyclerepair (toodamtall1@yahoo.com)
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To: NKP_Vet

WOW! I didn’t realize my ole Kaintuck had slipped so low on the conservative scale. A few hi-density-liberal areas are responsible (Louisville, to name one). There are, however, some very conservative pockets here and those are where I feel most at home.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 10:23:46 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet
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To: skeeter
Number 6 - in your link;

That conservatives know man is imperfect.To seek for utopia is to end in disaster, the conservative says: we are not made for perfect things. All that we reasonably can expect is a tolerably ordered, just, and free society, in which some evils, maladjustments, and suffering will continue to lurk.

And yet, too many conservatives seem to seek and expect perfection in their candidates and elected officials. Any deviation is castigated. In that respect we do demand our own views of "perfection".

15 posted on 02/02/2013 10:46:30 AM PST by potlatch
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Your point implies the GOP has recently offered us near perfect presidential candidates. I respectfully disagree.

It would seem just as likely that the moderate wing of the party seeks perfection, as evidenced by their jettisoning of conservative candidates who express points of view offensive to them.

16 posted on 02/02/2013 10:56:42 AM PST by skeeter
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My whole point is that there are NO perfect candidates. My point is that there are people we have supported and liked all through the years - until they voice a differing opinion on a single topic.

Your second paragraph expresses the exact thing I am saying and is the example of what is voiced here on the forum all the time by ‘we conservatives’! They threw each candidate under the bus until Romney was selected for us.

It’s like the old story of a woman shopping for a man in a many level department store, and she keeps saying ‘no’ at each level until she reaches the top floor and they say “there are no men here”. No perfect people.....


17 posted on 02/02/2013 11:18:22 AM PST by potlatch
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To: Jeff Chandler

New Hampshire ranks 34th, yet that’s where Republicans choose to hold their first primary election.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 11:23:54 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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Funny and not altogether useful looking at self-identified people.

California lists 50% more conservatives than liberals, yet California registers 4 Democrat voters for every 3 Republican voters.

What does it mean when California’s moderates are more liberal than Wyoming’s liberals.

Kind of meaningless.

I’m sure Montana’s moderates are far more conservative than most of Connecticut’s conservatives.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 11:48:59 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
“Moderate” is the new “progressive”. Notice that in every bastion of leftism, “conservatives” outnumber “liberals”, and “moderates” outnumber both.

Except the last 3 (MA, RI, DC).

Liberals or progressives are like a private club. A lot of people don't feel like they belong.

You can find people who hate all Republicans (there are a lot of people like that on the Internet), but they don't agree with the faculty or the city council of Cambridge or Madison or Berkeley, so they call themselves moderates. There are die-hard Democrats who blame the "liberals" for their party's defeats, so they call themselves moderates.

But the main thing is that the old Reagan Democrats in the red states became Republicans and even conservatives (or their children did). That didn't happen in the blue states. Some Reagan Democrats in the Northeast or Great Lakes or Pacific states did go over to the Republicans, but certainly not as many as in other parts of the country.

Many or most moderate Democrats (who were never as conservative as red state Democrats) stayed in the Democratic party and describe themselves as moderates. A lot of them aren't really very political or engaged. They just vote Democrat every election and then complain about what the government does. They complain about what the Democrats they elect do. And they complain more about the faraway Republicans they have only a sketchy conception of.

Maybe a Reagan running against a Carter or Mondale could dislodge them from their loyalties. A few became "security moms" or whatever you call Democrats who voted for Bush in 2004. But most of the time many of the children of Reagan Democrats in Democrat states vote Democrat.

I'd caution against assuming that they're all liberals or progressives under the skin. They just dislike Republicans more than they dislike liberals right now.

20 posted on 02/02/2013 1:08:12 PM PST by x
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.....and still the punk POTUS is taking this country down the gut of socialism.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 1:19:57 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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Add Colorado to the list of Californicated states.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 1:28:23 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: potlatch
My whole point is that there are NO perfect candidates.

Obviously.

I'm not going waste my time defending someone else - I've voted for every candidate has put forward, no matter how crappy.

To those who like to pound on their fellow conservatives for not being sufficiently motivated come election time I'll simply say that candidates, as with any commodity, must be sold.

When a company regularly fails at selling its product it doesn't really make sense to blame the customer.

23 posted on 02/02/2013 1:36:45 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I’ve voted for every candidate the GOP has put forward...


24 posted on 02/02/2013 1:37:34 PM PST by skeeter
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I’ve always voted for the GOP candidate put forward too, skeeter. Actually, our conversation kind of meandered away from the original point in your linked article and evolved into more misunderstanding, I think.

No problem, enjoy SuperBowl Sunday!


25 posted on 02/02/2013 2:14:55 PM PST by potlatch
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Super Sunday is the ideal time to go out & do something ordinarily too crowded to consider.

Haven't decided what to do yet but I'll come up with something!

26 posted on 02/02/2013 2:37:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Do what you enjoy doing!


27 posted on 02/02/2013 2:51:08 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Will do. Have a nice weekend yourself!


28 posted on 02/02/2013 3:12:41 PM PST by skeeter
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