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Old 02-24-2017, 07:06 PM
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New York.

NYC (with the exception of most of Staten Island) is majority blue, which is what really makes NY a reliable Democratic state.

However, a majority of the counties in the state are red. Long Island for the most part is conservative, and a large portion of upstate even around the cities are conservative.
Long Island isn't ultra-conservative. Overall it has a mild Republican lean. Ditto with Upstate; Obama would have won upstate in 2012 by about 10 points. Lots of rural counties voted Republican then but not by huge margins found in many other parts of the country.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:16 PM
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What about Minnesota? It seems any district that would send Michelle Bachmann to Congress would be pretty far right-leaning. The suburbs of Milwaukee are also pretty staunchly conservative, so perhaps Wisconsin belongs in the discussion as well.
Obama lost Bachmann's district by 8 points in 2008; it's not that conservative just very polarized. So perhaps that means pockets of Minnesota are ultra-conservative.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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Literally every state in the country.

Harder to think of states that don't have any conservative areas or any liberal areas...Maybe some of the plains/inter-mountain west states..... Wyoming, The Dakotas, Nebraska?
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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What about Minnesota? It seems any district that would send Michelle Bachmann to Congress would be pretty far right-leaning. The suburbs of Milwaukee are also pretty staunchly conservative, so perhaps Wisconsin belongs in the discussion as well.
Minnesota has always struck me as a quintessential example of polarization.

Minneapolis proper is about as liberal as an American city gets - the election for the second ward of the city council last time was a two person race between the Green Party and Socialist Action. The parties to the left of the Democrats can be a real force in city politics at times. The Greens have been on the council for a decade and a half. Duluth is similar.

Meanwhile, St Cloud and the rural areas to the northwest and southwest of the Twin Cities are Kansas style conservative, and full of the sort of people who love Michelle Bachmann.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:06 AM
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Literally every state in the country.

Harder to think of states that don't have any conservative areas or any liberal areas...Maybe some of the plains/inter-mountain west states..... Wyoming, The Dakotas, Nebraska?
OP said "ultra-liberal / ultra-conservative"; so places where one party wins by 55-45 or even 60-40 doesn't count.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:11 AM
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Literally every state in the country.

Harder to think of states that don't have any conservative areas or any liberal areas...Maybe some of the plains/inter-mountain west states..... Wyoming, The Dakotas, Nebraska?
Hawaii may not have any Republican areas in a national sense
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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Literally every state in the country.

Harder to think of states that don't have any conservative areas or any liberal areas...Maybe some of the plains/inter-mountain west states..... Wyoming, The Dakotas, Nebraska?
Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well. I think all of Connecticut might be blue.
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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Long Island isn't ultra-conservative. Overall it has a mild Republican lean. Ditto with Upstate; Obama would have won upstate in 2012 by about 10 points. Lots of rural counties voted Republican then but not by huge margins found in many other parts of the country.
Yes, the upstate NY cities and even some rural counties go blue.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:31 PM
 
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The Chicago metro is ridiculously blue, while the rest of the state is very republican. Then again, almost all of the population of the state is packed in the northeast corner.
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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Literally every state in the country.

Harder to think of states that don't have any conservative areas or any liberal areas...Maybe some of the plains/inter-mountain west states..... Wyoming, The Dakotas, Nebraska?
Even some of the very low population states can be politically polarized, although the anomalous areas are not substantial. The Jackson area in Wyoming is strongly liberal, much like similar ski resort communities in Colorado. Counties in both North Dakota and South Dakota situated on Indian reservations vote heavily Democratic, with Oglala Lakota (formerly Shannon) County, SD giving Trump 8% of the vote last year. Nebraska doesn't have any heavily Democratic counties, but there are probably some overwhelmingly liberal sections of the urban core of Omaha and Lincoln.
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