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Old 06-05-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Definitely Salt Lake City, the world headquarters of the Mormon church. I'm conservative myself but Salt Lake is too extreme for me. Mabye this has to do me being politically conservative but not too religious though I believe in general moral values. SLC is above 300,000 if you're referring to the metropolitan area and not just the city limits.
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:53 PM
 
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Default Dallas - Not really

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Dallas, Indianapolis, Phoenix
The city of Dallas is actually pretty Democratic. The surrounding suburbs are where most of the conservatives are found.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:42 AM
 
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Offhand, I can't think of a single city with over 300,000 inhabitants that I could describe as conservative. Salt Lake is conservative only relative to other cities its size, and it's easily the most liberal part of Utah.

The phenomenon that Steve-O described with respect to Chicago is quite common. Large cities tend to be dominated by the Left, while surrounding communities are often much more conservative. Although liberal suburbs are not exactly uncommon, they're probably no more common than conservative ones.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Salt Lake City has a gay mayor? That's surprising especially considering how Mormon that city is. I read about a murder that occured in 1992 in parks city close by to there of a gay man and even though a conviction seemed guaranteed, and it the two people on trial for killing him claimed they did it because he was homosexual, the Mormon judge and the jury acquitted one and sentenced another to probation. Salt Lake City is about the last place I'd have expected to see a gay mayor.
Salt Lake is less Mormon than a lot of people think--only about 50 percent. It's the rest of Utah that's overwhelmingly LDS.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Why are rural areas in Iowa and northern Illinois more liberal than rural areas in states like Missouri, Indiana, or Ohio?
Just guessing - farm subsidies? Ethanol? They're voting their wallets.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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^Again, Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio benefit from Ethanol, too.

After my experience in Sowthwest Ohio countryside for many years, I can honestly say it is because of strong southern influences. Many in the area that farm allign themselves with the bible belt strongly, are willing to display a confederate flag and often have one on hand, and many often go down to Kentucky or Tennessee for boating, ATVing, etc. So, they got strong ties to the south.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Just guessing - farm subsidies? Ethanol? They're voting their wallets.
No, has to do with ethnic origins. IA & Northern IL were settled by many Germans and Scandinavians, the other states mentioned are more British Isles ancestry. Germans and Scandos have a greater sense of "common good", Brits are more individualistic.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I believe Dallas actually is the largest city with a Republican mayor. However I believe it went for Obama and is increasingly leaning Democratic/liberal. If you go by partisan-leaning of mayor, party of state representation, and Presidential election figures I came up with only four conservative cities over 300,000

Bakersfield, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mesa, Arizona
Oklahoma City

If you include any town over 100,000 then many more possibilities present themselves. Although some of those possibilities are suburbs not all of them are. Provo/Orem seems to be pretty conservative judging by what I find. Abilene, Amarillo, and Lubbock Texas are in counties so solidly Republican it's almost statistically impossible for them not to be kind of that way. Knoxville, Tennessee is maybe borderline but they've had Republican mayors for about twenty years and in the US House of Representatives they've been represented by Republicans for nearly a century.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Boston
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i thought provo/orem was the most conservative. as is colorado springs.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what is a red state and a blue state?
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