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View Poll Results: Least recognized?
Delaware 65 75.58%
Vermont 13 15.12%
Neither 8 9.30%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-20-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I lived in West Chester and worked in Delaware. I never saw any reason to think Del was "forgotten" from anyone, even New Yorkers who usually don't acknowledge anything but New York, lol--I think Biden got people to look for DE on a map.
I also lived in Vermont for a few years, and when I moved to Florida, had people there(Fl) ask me where that country was.
Really, Im not kidding. Obviously Vermont gets my vote
Yea, I feel Delaware is fairly well known in the Mid-Atlantic. Obviously, it's PA's sister state in the north part of the state, and MD's in the rest. Also known in NJ and NY due to the University of Delaware and low taxes--tons of ex-New Yorkers/Jersey people move here to escape city life.

Having no first-hand experience, what's Vermont's relationship to the rest of New England? Does it get more recognition than Maine?

Nationally, I still think these two fly under the radar, though Vermont more than Delaware. Delaware at least has NASCAR and Joe Biden.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:26 PM
 
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I think Connecticut is the most forgettable easy coast state, but out of the two listed, Delaware
Connecticut is known for being an ultra wealthy suburban state, wedged between NYC and MA. It also has ESPN, Fox Woods casino, and the UCONN basketball teams. So I'd have to respectfully disagree.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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i would say West Virginia. in the us i feel i forget about Arkansas and West Virginia the most.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think New Hampshire is more overlooked than Vermont, which is well known up and down the East Coast for skiing/snowboarding, syrup, Bernie Sanders/being progressive, fall foliage and scenery.

Delaware is known as being the first state, home of all credit card companies/corporations dodging taxes, the beaches, Brandywine, Dover Downs, tax free shopping, Duponts-unfortunately not all good things. It also seems to be widely recognized in pop-culture as the state that is most forgotten, which is a little ironic.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Yea, I feel Delaware is fairly well known in the Mid-Atlantic. Obviously, it's PA's sister state in the north part of the state, and MD's in the rest. Also known in NJ and NY due to the University of Delaware and low taxes--tons of ex-New Yorkers/Jersey people move here to escape city life.

Having no first-hand experience, what's Vermont's relationship to the rest of New England? Does it get more recognition than Maine?

Nationally, I still think these two fly under the radar, though Vermont more than Delaware. Delaware at least has NASCAR and Joe Biden.
Totally disagree - there are NASCAR tracks all over the country. No one outside the region has any clue about Delaware, trust me! Vermont is quite well known, one of the better state "brands" in the country.

And that's why the poll is so lopsided.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Wow, surprised that Delaware is leading in the polls. Delaware has a national reputation for the following reasons:

1. Vice President Joe Biden
2. DuPont company
3. Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens
4. Chris Christie went to the Univ of Delaware
5. Being a tax-free shopping state/the first state
6. The beaches down in Rehoboth
7. Dover International Speedway/Dover Downs
TBH I live in a state that borders Delaware and the only things from your list I was aware of were 1, 4, and 6 (and I also knew Delaware was the first state but everyone should know that honestly). And I probably know about Christie since he is my governor! Otherwise, I don't know where any other state governors went to school.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Are you kidding me? Vermont is very recognizable and is a vacation destination for MANY people. Wow.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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NASCAR is in Vermont too, the Devil's Bowl Speedway.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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NASCAR is in Vermont too, the Devil's Bowl Speedway.
But it's not on the level of the Monster Mile, especially for recognized races.
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