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View Poll Results: What part of the country has the most left-wing people?
New England 21 28.00%
Mid-Atlantic 4 5.33%
Eastern South 0 0%
Lower Midwest 0 0%
Upper Midwest 4 5.33%
Plains 1 1.33%
Rockies 0 0%
California 20 26.67%
Pacific Northwest 21 28.00%
Hawaii 3 4.00%
Southwest 0 0%
Alaska 1 1.33%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-26-2015, 05:17 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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West Coast, Pacific Northwest, and New England.

Arizona, too! (joke, of course)
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Old 06-26-2015, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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The "upper Midwest" is really not that liberal, at least not stereotypically liberal. There are plenty of working class Democrats in places like Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland etc. that vote labor, but are really racist, homophobic, insular, with narrow world views. Not saying that you don't have true liberals, but definitely more moderate than their West Coasts counterparts. With that said I think West Coast is the most stereotypically conservative.
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:50 AM
 
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The poll results are cracking me up. California and the Pacific Northwest? Truly interesting how many think a few cities can dictate an entire region.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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The "upper Midwest" is really not that liberal, at least not stereotypically liberal. There are plenty of working class Democrats...that vote labor, but are really racist, homophobic, insular, with narrow world views.
This post basically describes people who live in every part of the country. I'm not sure stereotypically liberal is the only way to be liberal...
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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The poll results are cracking me up. California and the Pacific Northwest? Truly interesting how many think a few cities can dictate an entire region.
Even in San Francisco you have tons of people who put money far above social justice, let alone socialist leaning politics (which is largely what left wing really is).
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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New England is the only area of the country where even the rural parts vote consistently Democratic. We don't have much of a strong right wing here. We also don't have a strong radical left wing element like northern California. Rather we have an overwhelming majority of moderately liberal voters.
Are you sure about that? I'd say New England has a strong history of socialism. Much moreso than capitalist California.
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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There is a difference between a moderate democratic majority and "left-wing". The only place in this country that is really left-wing extremist is the bay area Cal. On top of that, most of Cal is rural and conservative.

New England is not left wing. It is dominated by the Democratic party, but this is a big tent party with the majority being very close to center. PLENTY of conservative democrats.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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There is a difference between a moderate democratic majority and "left-wing". The only place in this country that is really left-wing extremist is the bay area Cal. On top of that, most of Cal is rural and conservative.

New England is not left wing. It is dominated by the Democratic party, but this is a big tent party with the majority being very close to center. PLENTY of conservative democrats.
I doesn't appear the OP appeared to be referencing most extreme. My interpretation of "left wing" would be left of center. Outside of a handful of large cities in California/Pacific Northwest, that region isn't exactly known as left wing.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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The poll results are cracking me up. California and the Pacific Northwest? Truly interesting how many think a few cities can dictate an entire region.
Exactly. CA, OR and WA are only liberal in the cities--which border the coasts. However, once you move into the inland areas of CA, and the deserts east of the Cascades in the Pac NW, it's very red-politically; especially eastern OR.

From what I have been discovering, the entire area of the New England region is usually left-wing. Yes, not to the extent that SF and Seattle and Eugene ( which is the "hippy mecca" of the west outside Berkeley, and far more left-wing than Portland is perceived to be ) are, but the voters seem to vote dem over repub with consistency in one election after another...
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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It has to be New England. The Pacific Northwest is ultra-liberal in the major coastal cities and a handful of liberal outposts and college towns but once you get outside the cities it's much more conservative, although generally a more libertarian type of conservatism predominates.
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