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Old 09-06-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Despite the fact that many associate the Democratic Party with supporting hot-bottom social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, and the legalization of marijuana, and the Republicans with the opposite, while living in Chicago I met several socially conservative Democrats and socially liberal Republicans who transgressed party lines.

Surely Chicago is not the only place were voters buck the stereotypes. What city had the most socially liberal Republicans AND the most socially conservative Democrats?
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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...many associate the Democratic Party with supporting hot-bottom
I think you mean "hot button." LOL
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:07 PM
 
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You will find many Blue Dog Democrats and Dixiecrats in the South. Especially the Deep South.

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Old 09-06-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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Metro Detroit - Union Liberals and Country Club Republicans look no further. A great example where the leftists vote on economic issues and the right votes on social issues.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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Despite the fact that many associate the Democratic Party with supporting hot-bottom social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, and the legalization of marijuana, and the Republicans with the opposite, while living in Chicago I met several socially conservative Democrats and socially liberal Republicans who transgressed party lines.

Surely Chicago is not the only place were voters buck the stereotypes. What city had the most socially liberal Republicans AND the most socially conservative Democrats?
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I think you mean "hot button." LOL
I know from experience, there is quite the correlation...
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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Primarily Hispanic areas especially in South Texas, Arizona, California will tend be conservative on social issues while very liberal on economic issues. A lot of democratic representatives there do not support gay marriage/abortion. Further, as mentioned above, most inner city blacks while not necessarily conservative on social issues don't care as much as their liberal white counterparts. In, the Midwest especially, their are many rural whites and farmers who tend vote democratic on the basis of supporting education, unions, ect. To a much lesser extent, you can find these types throughout the plains states and into Montana.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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You are most likely to find socially liberal republicans in New England, the far West and some mid-western states like Minnesota and Wisconsin. Socially conservative Democrats is the south, some western states as Oklahoma and Texas.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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The OC. Totally.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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You are most likely to find socially liberal republicans in New England, the far West and some mid-western states like Minnesota and Wisconsin. Socially conservative Democrats is the south, some western states as Oklahoma and Texas.
Agree. Likewise you'll find many socially conservative democrats, at least here in MA. Catholics voting D mainly because they support the local unions.
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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Not everyone goes for every position of their party, for many it's about choosing the one that offers more to their tastes.
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