Liberals outnumber conservatives in merely 6 states

Monday, February 25, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. outline mapThe latest Gallup Poll reveals that conservatives are outnumbered by liberals in only six states, and it was also found that right-leaning residents greatly outnumber their left-leaning counterparts in 19 states.

“The residents of most U.S. states are more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal in their political ideology,” Gallup reported. “In 25 states, the conservative advantage is significantly greater than the national average – including 19 ‘highly conservative’ states in which conservatives outnumber liberals by at least 20 percentage points.”

‘Blue wave’ really a mere ripple

Each of the half-dozen deep blue states are found on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and California was surprisingly not amongst them.

“The six states are Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New York and New Hampshire,” WND noted from the poll. “Additionally, in California, conservatives and liberals split 29 percent to 29 percent.”

Democrats appear to be losing their stranglehold on more states.

“The number of states where liberals outnumber conservatives has dropped more than 30 percent – [down from nine to six],” The Washington Examiner divulged from the poll. “Nationally, those who identify themselves conservative hold a nine-point lead … [but] the gap used to be 21 points [in 2004].”

What region of the United States one lives in is a great determinant of whether one’s state is red or blue.

“[T]he survey still shows a large swath of red and pink states bookended by the whole West Coast, New England and the mid-Atlantic – including the Washington, D.C. area,” the Examiner’s Paul Bedard noted. “The only Midwest state shaded light blue, which signifies ‘less conservative than average,’ is Illinois.”

The reddest and bluest states …

Mississippians won the award for the state holding the most conservative political ideology.

“Mississippi ranked as the most conservative state in 2018, with 50 percent of residents identifying as conservative and 12 percent as liberal, for a gap of 38 points,” Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones revealed from the poll. “Twenty-nine percent of Mississippians said they are moderate, and 9 percent had no opinion.”

On the other side of the political spectrum, it comes of little surprise that Massachusetts – the first state to legalize same-sex “marriage” back in 2004 – was found to be the most left-leaning state.

“Massachusetts was the most liberal state in 2018, with 35 percent of its residents describing their political views as liberal and 21 percent as conservative,” Jones pointed out. “Massachusetts was the first state Gallup measured with more liberal than conservative identifiers (in 2008) and has been the state most consistently leaning more liberal than conservative.”

State Conservative (%) Moderate (%) Liberal (%) Conservative
Advantage (%)
# polled
Mississippi 50 29 12 +38 666
Alabama 46 34 14 +32 1,275
South Dakota 44 37 13 +31 303
Louisiana 43 35 15 +28 1,117
Wyoming 46 31 18 +28 286
West Virginia 45 31 17 +28 445
Tennessee  43 34 17 +26 1,692
Arkansas  41 38 17 +26 758
Utah  41 40 15 +26 952
South Carolina  41 37 16 +26 1,262
Oklahoma  43 35 18 +25 1,073
Idaho 40 37 17 +25 591
Alaska  40 38 17 +23 232
Indiana  39 38 17 +22 1,575
Kansas  39 38 18 +21 746
Montana  39 38 18 +21 427
North Dakota  39 41 18 +21 241
Missouri  41 34 19 +21 1,532
Georgia  39 35 19 +20 2,214
Kentucky  39 35 20 +19 1,124
Texas 38 36 20 +18 5,898
New Mexico 38 37 20 +18 653
North Carolina  39 33 21 +18 2,433
Arizona  37 36 21 +16 948
Ohio  37 35 22 +15 2,629
Nebraska  36 38 22 +14 507
Florida  36 36 22 +14 4,709
Iowa  35 39 21 +14 825
Wisconsin  35 37 24 +11 1,447
Michigan  33 38 23 +10 2,319
Nevada 33 38 23 +10 647
Pennsylvania 34 36 24 +10 3,272
Virginia  33 37 24 +9 2,022
Colorado  33 37 26 +7 1,549
Minnesota  32 37 25 +7 1,507
Delaware  29 43 25 +5 250
Rhode Island  39 40 27 +4 298
Illinois  31 36 28 +4 2,374
Oregon  32 35 28 +4 1,316
Connecticut 30 38 27 +3 927
New Jersey  29 37 27 +2 1,860
Maine  35 29 33 +2 412
Maryland  29 39 28 +1 1,337
California  29 36 29 0 8,116
New Hampshire  28 36 30 -2 350
New York  27 35 30 -3 4,591
Washington 28 37 31 -3 1,980
Vermont  28 36 32 -4 249
Hawaii  22 45 28 -6 301
Massachusetts  21 38 35 -14 1,623

State-by-state

A rundown of the political leanings of each of the 50 states was provided by Gallup – complete with a “conservative advantage” – denoting how many percentage points by which conservatives outnumber liberals.

To determine state levels of conservatism and liberalism, Gallup formulated the following points system:

“States in which the conservative-liberal gap is 20 points or greater are considered ‘highly conservative,’" Jones explained. “The ‘more conservative than average’ states have gaps of between 15 and 19 points, [while] ‘about average states' residents prefer the conservative description by seven to 14 points, and those with gaps of zero to six points are considered ‘less conservative than average.’"

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