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Old 05-06-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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I'm sure Wake County suburbs are more purple, leaning more towards the conservative side further out. I've heard some interesting remarks regarding Cary, I either hear it's quite conservative or it's full of hardcore liberal Yankees. Areas further out like Wendell and Zebulon are probably very conservative, or possibly the Northern Wake suburbs closer to Falls Lake. It's hard to tell for Wake County, seriously.

Atlanta is very liberal inside 285, one of the most liberal areas in the South. The suburbs further out, especially north of Atlanta (from what I've heard), are more conservative. I spoke to one guy from Decatur who was complaining about the Atlanta suburbs, he said areas along the lines of Marietta were more so conservative. From listening to him, Atlanta folks inside 285 don't want to be associated with the metro suburbs at all.
Based on the precinct data I've seen, Cary is mostly democrats, and the conservatives there are more libertarian than evangelical.



Some interesting stuff to chew on. Note the colors are inverted. Red = No, Blue = Yes, for Amendment 1.




Obama vs McCain, again red and blue are inverted in case anyone's confused.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Atlanta and Austin if I can recall are the only two 100 scoring southern cities on the Municipal Equality scale. Houston scored a 54 and Dallas scored a 91.

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That's why Atlanta and Austin are the top 2 most liberal cities in the South among other things. Houston being as big as it is should be scoring 90+, if not 100. 54 is just pathetic. At least Dallas is trying and will probably get there in the next few years.

Atlanta is considered a gay capital and has been for 2-3 decades now. When you're gay capital, most likely you have a liberal core or are a liberal city.
Actually, Orlando, Miami Beach, and Wilton Manors(suburb of Fort Lauderdale) all scored 100 also.
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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Based on the precinct data I've seen, Cary is mostly democrats, and the conservatives there are more libertarian than evangelical.



Some interesting stuff to chew on. Note the colors are inverted. Red = No, Blue = Yes, for Amendment 1.




Obama vs McCain, again red and blue are inverted in case anyone's confused.
This looks about right, seems to be more liberal around RTP.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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New Orleans is the ONLY place that comes to mind and its not really all that liberal. Also, voting polls do not tell if a place is liberal or not. Where i am from, the whole county is blue but the folks there are overwhelmingly conservative.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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New Orleans is the ONLY place that comes to mind and its not really all that liberal. Also, voting polls do not tell if a place is liberal or not. Where i am from, the whole county is blue but the folks there are overwhelmingly conservative.
You're in Texas; does Austin not come to mind?
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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You're in Texas; does Austin not come to mind?
That place is not liberal....

Houston is more liberal than Austin IMO.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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That place is not liberal....

Houston is more liberal than Austin IMO.
Um...what? I've never heard that one before.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: A subtropical paradise
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Atlanta and Austin if I can recall are the only two 100 scoring southern cities on the Municipal Equality scale. Houston scored a 54 and Dallas scored a 91.

MEI 2014: See Your City

That's why Atlanta and Austin are the top 2 most liberal cities in the South among other things. Houston being as big as it is should be scoring 90+, if not 100. 54 is just pathetic. At least Dallas is trying and will probably get there in the next few years.

Atlanta is considered a gay capital and has been for 2-3 decades now. When you're gay capital, most likely you have a liberal core or are a liberal city.
Relax, I'm sure Houston is already well at ease with the LGBT people, and is very respectful of their rights, just as much as Austin or Atlanta, or even more so, given the presence of a Lesbian mayor.

How do you feel about Miami in regards to all of this?

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That place is not liberal....

Houston is more liberal than Austin IMO.
Contrary to what people often say, this post here, in many ways, is actually quite spot on.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Based on the precinct data I've seen, Cary is mostly democrats, and the conservatives there are more libertarian than evangelical.



Some interesting stuff to chew on. Note the colors are inverted. Red = No, Blue = Yes, for Amendment 1.




Obama vs McCain, again red and blue are inverted in case anyone's confused.
Thanks for the maps. I'll add that the areas in Red (against the marriage amendment) are also the parts of Wake County that are the most populated by a wide margin. The darkest reds on that map are the areas "Inside The Beltline" in Raleigh that represent a large part of the city's physical size before the massive growth that started with IBM in the mid 60s.
The dark red to the west in Chatham county is the suburban precinct that sits immediately below the Town of Chapel Hill. No surprise there.

On a separate note, it's important to understand that NC's marriage amendment happened during the Republican contested primary in 2012 and was passed with a very low voter participation. So, while the map groups together Obama/For, Obama/Against, etc., it doesn't really tell the entire story since the political affiliation demographics of those voting in the primary were not equal to the demographics that voted in the general election.
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