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Old 11-07-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The 12 most populous states in the United States are, in order by population, California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia. They are the only states with populations of 8,000,000 or more. Here's how I have them ranked by political leanings, with 1 being the most liberal and 12 being the most conservative:


1. California
2. New York
3. New Jersey
4. Illinois
5. Pennsylvania
6. Michigan
7. Ohio
8. Virginia
9. Florida
10. North Carolina
11. Texas
12. Georgia


Accurate assessment? You tell me.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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Georgia was really close...like 53-45...Texas was 57-41.... People are going to be surprised GA will become swing state in 2020. You wait.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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The 12 most populous states in the United States are, in order by population, California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia. They are the only states with populations of 8,000,000 or more. Here's how I have them ranked by political leanings, with 1 being the most liberal and 12 being the most conservative:


1. California
2. New York
3. New Jersey
4. Illinois
5. Pennsylvania
6. Michigan
7. Ohio
8. Virginia
9. Florida
10. North Carolina
11. Texas
12. Georgia


Accurate assessment? You tell me.
1.California
2.New York
3.Illinois
4.New Jersey
5.Michigan
6.Pennsylvania
7.Ohio
8.Florida
9.Virginia
10.North Carolina
11.Georgia
12.Texas


I grew up in Oklahoma " Baja Texas " and have been to all but one of these most populous states and Texas is by far the most conservative state. If Georgia had more than one Major City it would be a swing state now or better yet a blue state.

Texas has 5 World Class Cities and still is a conservative state.....

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Old 08-10-2015, 08:47 PM
 
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1.California
2.New York
3.Illinois
4.New Jersey
5.Michigan
6.Pennsylvania
7.Ohio
8.Florida
9.Virginia
10.North Carolina
11.Georgia
12.Texas


I grew up in Oklahoma " Baja Texas " and have been to all but one of these most populous states and Texas is by far the most conservative state. If Georgia had more than one Major City it would be a swing state now or better yet a blue state.

Texas has 5 World Class Cities and still is a conservative state.....
What's the 5th world class city? College Station? I only count four.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Believe it or not, El Paso.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Utah
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What's the 5th world class city? College Station? I only count four.
Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin... is Ft Worth being counted as separate from Dallas?
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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That, or Mexico......LOL
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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North Jersey is more liberal than Central and South Jersey.. The closer you get to NY the more liberal.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:57 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin... is Ft Worth being counted as separate from Dallas?
That's how I read him, yes (speaking as a 13 year TX resident).

Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Austin (roughly in order of population).

The Lower Rio Grande Valley actually exceeds El Paso in Population, but it lacks a huge central city that can act as a "conceptual beacon", so to speak, that can draw attention to the area. The Lower Rio Grande Valley is close to 90% Hispanic - I think, but not sure, a higher % than El Paso County.


Also, Texas is now only 44% White Anglo, so I wouldn't be surprised if by mid-century it starts turning Purple - unless there's some kind of convergence of multiple epiphanies that encourage minorities to vote Republican at higher rates than they now do.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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1.California
2.New York
3.Illinois
4.New Jersey
5.Michigan
6.Pennsylvania
7.Ohio
8.Florida
9.Virginia
10.North Carolina
11.Georgia
12.Texas


I grew up in Oklahoma " Baja Texas " and have been to all but one of these most populous states and Texas is by far the most conservative state. If Georgia had more than one Major City it would be a swing state now or better yet a blue state.

Texas has 5 World Class Cities and still is a conservative state.....
The city centers in Texas vote Democratic, but many of the outer suburbs do not; with a huge bulk of the state's population in the suburban areas, you thus have less Democratic votes than would otherwise be possible. Also, Texas has very low voter turn-out rate, one of the lowest in the nation; for instance, it has a larger population than Florida, and yet less people show up to the ballot box:
Why Don't Texans Vote? - The Texas Observer
Why Does Texas Have Such a Low Voter Turnout? | Texas Public Radio
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/us...ally.html?_r=0

With respect to demographic relationships with voting trends, Texas should already be a purple state right now. However, if those potential constituents aren't voting, then it will never be reflected on the stats.
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