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Old 05-21-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Charlotte is a city of an influx of people. Retirees, young people starting out with little money and big dreams,first time home buyers, "old money"and a whole lot more.
If you tried to peg the city of Charlotte---Liberal, Conservative, who knows, or please fill in the blanks, it is a city that is____________________.
(As of 2008)
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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I would say who knows. Sometimes it can feel more conservative, and other times liberal. Most people label it conservative but I feel it is more moderate.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I would say who knows. Sometimes it can feel more conservative, and other times liberal. Most people label it conservative but I feel it is more moderate.
I agree, Charlotte-Mecklenburg is a tossup.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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Like many other cities, it depends on the neighborhood. Charlotte can't be precisely or accurately depicted as anything in particular. Since Charlotte is about 30 percent native and everyone else is from other areas of the U.S. or overseas, people have differing views. I would say without hesitation that many people have conservative views concerning crime, illegal immigration and economic issues since they are huge concerns in the area.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Hard to peg CLT itself, or even Meck as a county. NC as a whole is a moderate state. The most vocal group seems to be ultra-conservative, but they are simply the most vocal group - and not representative of the majority. The media mistakes that vocal group as being representative of the mindset across the board. People get very confused (including media pundits) about the voting patterns of the citizens here. The tradition in this state has been voting across party lines, rather than straight ticket voting based on party affiliation.

I agree that the big issues locally are the economy/jobs, crime and illegal immigration, but add to that education and healthcare. Legislation in re: to land management, resource development, infrastructure development/control, higher learning and taxation are always big issues at the state level.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte is- "a little blue dot in a sea of red" Thats how the fiance describes the politics..
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Charlotte is- "a little blue dot in a sea of red" Thats how the fiance describes the politics..
There are actually more registered DEMS than GOP in this state.

Voter Registration as of 05/20/2008 Democratic: 2,634,663 Republican: 1,933,511 Unaffiliated: 1,245,141 Total: 5,813,315

North Carolina State Board of Elections

This is what I am saying about cross-over voting. NC can swing either way, GOP or DEM. The citizens here are not driven by party politics or candidate affiliation the way most other areas are.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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There are actually more registered DEMS than GOP in this state.

Voter Registration as of 05/20/2008 Democratic: 2,634,663 Republican: 1,933,511 Unaffiliated: 1,245,141 Total: 5,813,315

North Carolina State Board of Elections

This is what I am saying about cross-over voting. NC can swing either way, GOP or DEM. The citizens here are not driven by party politics or candidate affiliation the way most other areas are.
Although many of us are registered independents, it is my guess that most of the non party affiliates lean towards the Rep. party but support some issues of both parties. I totally base this on my friends and me.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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I think a lot of it depends on what you consider liberal. I know many democrats that are, at least by today's standards, very conservative. To me being a democrat does not necessarily equate to being a liberal. I would describe Charlotte as a socially conservative city, with a few liberal areas.
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