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View Poll Results: Which is the most conservative Northeastern state?
Connecticut 6 4.41%
Maine 18 13.24%
Massachusetts 0 0%
New Hampshire 34 25.00%
New Jersey 7 5.15%
New York 1 0.74%
Pennsylvania 65 47.79%
Rhode Island 0 0%
Vermont 5 3.68%
Voters: 136. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Default Most conservative Northeastern state

The common stereotype about the Northeast is that it's very liberal, even though there are still plenty of conservatives there. Which state do you think is the most conservative in the Northeast?

(Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia were excluded from the list because I don't want this to turn into a debate over which region of the country they're located in.)
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Maine.
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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PA outside of Philly and Pittsburgh is very conservative
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:53 PM
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Location: New Mexico
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PA outside of Philly and Pittsburgh is very conservative
I agree, PA has been described as Philly being in Jersey, Pittsburgh in Ohio, and the bible belt in between.

NH use to be known for conservative politics and still is to a certain degree (the only Northeastern state that Bush carried in the 2000 election), but much more in a fiscal sense as the old guard yankee conservatism in NH is eroding away.

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Old 06-05-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Maine is not conservative at all. In fact, I think it's more liberal than NY. I have been there to visit my daughter a few times while she lived there for college. She used to tell me how there were many protests going on in the city, and how most people in the college were from small towns in Maine and had pretty liberal views on everything. Large gay population there too surprisingly.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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They don't call it Pennsyltucky for nothing!
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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I voted for Connecticut but mostly thinking about Conservative in the sense of appearance and fiscal policy. Connecticut is not exactly known for being cutting edge and forward thinking in its methodology.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Its only Liberal in Social terms , but Conservative in Financial terms......although , all medium - large cities are Liberal in both depts.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Maine is not conservative at all. In fact, I think it's more liberal than NY. I have been there to visit my daughter a few times while she lived there for college. She used to tell me how there were many protests going on in the city, and how most people in the college were from small towns in Maine and had pretty liberal views on everything. Large gay population there too surprisingly.
I think there are rural parts of Maine, and places without colleges, that are a good deal more conservative than that even if not real conservative. Piscataquis was the only county in New England to be won by McCain. Aroostook County strongly supported an initiative that rejected Same-Sex Marriage. As did Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

- Bangor Daily News (http://www.bangordailynews.com/electionresults.html - broken link)

Still many of the largest towns are fairly liberal and the state as a whole is fairly liberal.

Like others I picked Pennsylvania. New Hampshire might be a better choice in some ways, but Pennsylvania has Anti-Choice "Blue Dog" Democrats like Tim Holden. It also has counties like Snyder or Wayne that went for both Goldwater and McCain as well as going for Santorum in 2006. Lastly Pennsylvania has the Amish, now those people are conservative!
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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for purposes of this poll - define conservative. fiscal? social? both?
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