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Old 07-19-2017, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Oviedo, FL
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Here's a list of each state and the five most common ways they're described. The methodology used is to type in "why is [state] so " and observe the top four search results.

Alabama

Poor
Good
Stupid
Humid

Alaska

Cold
Violent
Big
Expensive

Arizona

Hot
Cheap
Dry
Cheap to Live

Arkansas

Poor
Racist
Bad
Obese

California

Expensive
Hot
Rich
Popular

Colorado

Liberal
Expensive
Healthy
Dry

Connecticut

Liberal
Boring
Rich
Small

Delaware

Windy
Cheap
Great
Democratic

Florida

Hot
Weird
Humid
Cheap

Georgia

Cheap
Poor
Racist
Hot

Hawaii

Liberal
Hot
Popular
Beautiful

Idaho

Boring
Windy
Racist
Weird

Illinois

Flat
Broke
Windy
Liberal

Indiana

Flat
Boring
Cheap
Humid

Iowa

Humid
Windy
Conservative
Important

Kansas

Flat
Windy
Humid
Boring

Kentucky

Conservative
Humid
Boring
Poor

Louisiana

Hot
Bad
Dangerous
Broke

Maine

White
Cold
Expensive
Liberal

Maryland

Rich
Liberal
Black
Boring

Massachusetts

Rich
Important
Liberal
Popular

Michigan

Poor
Racist
Bad
Gloomy

Minnesota

Cold
Great
Humid
Liberal

Mississippi

Bad
Fat
Stupid
Conservative

Missouri

Humid
Conservative
Cheap
Bad

Montana

Empty
Liberal
Poor
Conservative

Nebraska

Republican
Humid
Flat
Boring

Nevada

Dry
Hot
Cheap
Weird

New Hampshire

Expensive
Rich
Boring
Conservative

New Jersey

Dirty
Corrupt
Rich
Hated

New Mexico

Poor
Liberal
Windy
Hot

New York

Expensive
Popular
Big
Liberal

North Carolina

Cheap
Bad
Hot
Good at Basketball

North Dakota

Flat
Cold
Windy
Boring

Ohio

Flat
Cheap
Cloudy
Racist

Oklahoma

Humid
Windy
Republican
Flat

Oregon

White
Rainy
Great
Racist

Pennsylvania

Weird
Poor
Great
Humid

Rhode Island

Small
Liberal
Expensive
Poor

South Carolina

Racist
Hot
Poor
Backwards

South Dakota

Windy
Happy
Cold
Boring

Tennessee

Poor
Hot
Humid
Conservative

Texas

Big
Cheap
Hot
Conservative

Utah

Weird
Expensive
Mormon
Salty

Vermont

White
Liberal
Democratic
Weird

Virginia

Racist
Humid
Hot
Strict on Speeding

Washington

Liberal
Rainy
Corrupt
Depressing

West Virginia

Poor
White
Dumb
Stupid

Wisconsin

Into Butter
Liberal
Humid
Cold

Wyoming

Empty
Windy
Republican
Expensive

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Old 07-19-2017, 10:59 PM
 
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Haha this is great. People are going to get so bent out shape... Are these the actual top 4 questions people are asking about each state on google?

Poor Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina and West Virginia, I think they have it the worst.

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Old 07-19-2017, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Funny thing - Colorado isn't liberal. It's almost equally split between Republicans and Democrats.

U.S. House Delegation - 4 R, 3 D
U.S. Senate - 1 R, 1 D
State Senate - Republican control
State House - Democrat control

Governor - Democrat
Atty. General - Republican
Sec. Of State - Republican
State Treasurer - Republican

I'm sure it looks liberal to a wackadoodle hard-right state like Texas or Kansas, but it's not.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:16 PM
 
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Funny thing - Colorado isn't liberal. It's almost equally split between Republicans and Democrats.

U.S. House Delegation - 4 R, 3 D
U.S. Senate - 1 R, 1 D
State Senate - Republican control
State House - Democrat control

Governor - Democrat
Atty. General - Republican
Sec. Of State - Republican
State Treasurer - Republican

I'm sure it looks liberal to a wackadoodle hard-right state like Texas or Kansas, but it's not.
I think the whole Marijuana thing helped Colorado move further to the liberal side in people's minds.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Ebck120 View Post
Haha this is great. People are going to get so bent out shape... Are these the actual top 4 questions people are asking about each state on google?

Poor Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina and West Virginia, I think they have it the worst.
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Originally Posted by bluescreen73 View Post
Funny thing - Colorado isn't liberal. It's almost equally split between Republicans and Democrats.

U.S. House Delegation - 4 R, 3 D
U.S. Senate - 1 R, 1 D
State Senate - Republican control
State House - Democrat control

Governor - Democrat
Atty. General - Republican
Sec. Of State - Republican
State Treasurer - Republican

I'm sure it looks liberal to a wackadoodle hard-right state like Texas or Kansas, but it's not.
Denver is liberal, the rest of the state not so much, or conservative.

Similar story with many other states whose largest city constitutes a tail wagging a dog.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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lol Wisconsin "into butter"--sounds about right
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: 304
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Ouch
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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Denver is liberal, the rest of the state not so much, or conservative.

Similar story with many other states whose largest city constitutes a tail wagging a dog.
I assume it's a similar story for Illinois while others like Connecticut is due to NYC's presence. Goes to show, no matter how much we like to hype up certain locations on CD, the general psyche of the average American still holds the standard stereotypes. I assume these questions are based on some sort of experience that the user had with each state as they ask a "why" which is usually based off of some sort of interaction.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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Colorado is controlled by liberals and we have a liberal Governor. Denver and Boulder are ultra liberal, and the Springs isn't the conservative city that people think it is. I moved here 5 years ago, and they passed draconian gun laws immediately.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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lol Wisconsin "into butter"--sounds about right
Butter, as opposed to margarine.
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