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What are the Most Conservative States in the U.S.?

wtmoore1 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 1:44 PM
So, obviously the stat left out here is how often those self professed "moderates" or "independents" vote with one party or the other --the implication being that for the above to be true, and for voting patterns to play out the way they have, it is far more common for those independent-minded voters to align with Democrats over Republicans. Look at the extreme rhetoric for the answer to why that's true. Conservatives don't even want other "Republicans in name only," while Democrats try to attract as large a coalition as possible. If conservatives stopped calling everyone whiners and takers for two seconds, maybe some independent voters would break their way.

So where does your state fall on the most conservative list? According to a new Gallup poll released yesterday, Alabama was the most conservative state in 2012. A little over half of Alabama residents identify as conservatives. Not far behind, tied for second most conservative, are Wyoming and North Dakota with 48.6 percent.

At the other end of the scale is Washington, DC, with more than 40 percent of their residents identifying as liberals. Another 10 percentage points behind DC was the runner up, Massachusetts and Oregon not far behind the bay state.

And Alaska reported having...

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