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Old 03-11-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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I agree with those who argue that we'd need to come to a reasonable consensus on what "conservative" means... I live in UC and it's not the "most conservative" place to me. At all.

Most will argue that there's a direct correlation between political parties and how conservative they may be. I don't think that's true at all. It's a generalization to help people debate politics and nothing more.
You are correct! In NC politics, I've never really saw much difference between Republicans and down east Democrats @ all! Remember, a lot of those down east Dems used to be self-professed "Jessiecrats" during Jessie Helms' heyday as US Senator! Both Republican and Democrats in North Carolina are pro-business and neither party are in a hurry to overturn our states' right-to-work laws or pass any gay rights legislation, either! I do think that Charlotte Democrats, especially Mayor Foxx is probably more in line with the national Democrats overall, moreso than our state Dems are, IMO!
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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^I know this is true from personal experience. My parents are originally from Down East and I have many relatives there. All democrats, almost all are socially and economically conservative. The rest are moderate but definitely lean more conservative than liberal.

I understand how Union made the list. I'm not sure that I agree that Charlotte is more conservative than Winston-Salem, but is Winston considered a major city in this study?
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