February 11, 2015

60-40 NATION:

47 states have more conservatives than liberals (Bonnie Kristian, 2/11/15, The Week)
 
A new Gallup poll indicates that 47 states are home to more people identifying as conservatives than as liberals. 

Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana Most Conservative States (Frank Newport, 2/11/15, Gallup)

Although the general distribution of ideology reflects a clustered regional pattern, history and specific cultural patterns can produce different ideological patterns even among states that share borders. One example of a state that is quite different ideologically from its neighbors is New Hampshire, which is more conservative than the national average, yet borders the two most liberal states in the union: Massachusetts and Vermont. Another example is Illinois, one of the more liberal states in the union, which shares borders with five states that are average or above average in their net conservative rating (Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana).


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