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Old 07-06-2017, 11:35 AM
 
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I think he's going on a metro basis as opposed to specific cities. For example, Dallas is left of center but Fort Worth and the suburbs are not.
"I also use attitudes towards social issues rather than voting trends specifically"....what social issues keep those locales (Miami, Orlando and Detroit) in the middle ground?
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Dallas and Atlanta by themselves are left of center on social issues completely. So is Houston but not as far to the left.

Even given social issues, Dallas and Houston are not conservative by metro area but middle of the road. They have lots of conservative and liberal pockets all through the metro. Id throw Phoenix and Atlanta in there too.

If were talking about purely conservative metro areas, the ones that leaps to mind would be OKC, Colorado Springs, and Wichita. Other than that, I cannot think of any one mid-size to large metro area I would consider solidly conservative. Salt Lake City, which was thrown around, is definitely not. I dont know as much about Jacksonville, but the people from there on here say it isnt and Ill take their word for it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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Dallas and Atlanta by themselves are left of center on social issues completely. So is Houston but not as far to the left.

Even given social issues, Dallas and Houston are not conservative by metro area but middle of the road. They have lots of conservative and liberal pockets all through the metro. Id throw Phoenix and Atlanta in there too.


If were talking about purely conservative metro areas, the ones that leaps to mind would be OKC, Colorado Springs, and Wichita. Other than that, I cannot think of any one mid-size to large metro area I would consider solidly conservative. Salt Lake City, which was thrown around, is definitely not. I dont know as much about Jacksonville, but the people from there on here say it isnt and Ill take their word for it.
True regarding social issues. The city of Dallas & suburban Plano have anti-discrimination ordinances in places to protect LGBT. The main issue is at the state level, which is very socially conservative.
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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The OKC metro is conservative, but the central city itself isn't so.

2016 Presidential election:

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Old 07-06-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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If you'd like to answer my question, please make three lists, as follows:

Cities that tilt left (liberal)

Cities that tilt right (conservative)

Middle ground cities

Then place any city you choose in the right category
"Middle ground"? You must mean "moderate".

Too bad we don't have three parties, then we'd see the grey and purple, instead of the black/white, blue/red.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:34 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Dallas is more liberal, Fort Worth is moderate, the rest are conservative.
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Regions are easier to rank than individual cities.

Left: New England, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast
Center: Upper Midwest, Southwest
Right: Great Plains, Lower Midwest, Southeast, Intermountain West
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Oklahoma City is probably the only truly conservative city in the country with a metro of over 1 million. Most conservative areas are much smaller or are suburbs of major cities (like Tempe, AZ). OKC is an outlier because of how right-wing it is.
What?? Tempe is not a conservative suburb.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:30 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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What?? Tempe is not a conservative suburb.
Sorry, I was thinking Mesa but confused it with Tempe because that's where Faithful Word Baptist Church is.

Mesa, AZ is one of the most conservative places in the US.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Miami, Orlando and Detroit are all well left of center...
I really don't get how people think Miami & Orlando are middle ground cities. They are one of the most liberal places in the nation.
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