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Old 04-02-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I would not expect any large city to be conservative even if it's in Utah
Salt Lake City proper isn't large. It's less than 200,000. The metro area is 1.2 million and while that's a decent sized metro area, I don't think most people really think of Salt Lake as a "large city."
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Salt Lake City. Everybody is convinced that it's super conservative, but it's not! Salt Lake has not had a Republican mayor in over 40 years, and the city's current mayor is a Democrat, non-LDS, married lesbian woman. She and her spouse are the parents of an adopted son.

The rest of the state is truly very, very conservative, with the exception of a few small areas (such as Park City) that are much more liberal.
Some of the best Gay Bars I've been in were in Salt Lake City. I recall the Deer Hunter bar in downtown SLC, the most luxurious Gay bar I've seen, with chandeliers, lots of bi-level mirrors, 3 dance floors, covered a half block! It beat out anything they have here in Las Vegas!
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Eugene, OR gets a lot of play as a liberal college town and a hippie holdout, but that is really just the small area between the downtown area and the University. If you go out to the west side of town it looks just like another blue collar Oregon mill town. I think there are even still lumber mills there.

Conversely, its sister city of Springfield is a lot more moderate than what people generally think.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Western Asia
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When one thinks of the Midwest it's easy to generalize they'd be more conservative, but having lived in Minneapolis for 21 years, now that's liberal-liberal.

Been here in Las Vegas for 22 years now and I fail to find anything liberal about this city, and some of the residents appear as conservative as farmers from Iowa.

I've been to some southern cities, the Bible Belt, and came away quite shocked how liberal the people were that I encountered.

How about you? Any surprises?


Dallas, Tx is liberal and voted heavily for Hillary in 2016. Dallas Co. has 2.6M and voted for Hillary by a 26 point margin.


Northern California is considered very liberal but Redding, Ca. voted for Trump 64-28 for Hillary.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:27 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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In the case of Boise, Idaho, most out of state folks expect it to be much more conservative than it actually is (in addition to thinking it is in the Midwest)

On the flip side, many instate folks think it is much more liberal than it actually is.

What you really have is small pockets of very liberal areas and larger moderate areas making the city moderately liberal, but the suburbs make the county as a whole moderately conservative.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Richmond,VA
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I would not expect any large city to be conservative even if it's in Utah

Yes, true. Large cities have large numbers of citizens that want free stuff. SLC included.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Yes, true. Large cities have large numbers of citizens that want free stuff. SLC included.
Cool hot take bro
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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OKC is portrayed much more conservative than it really is. I've found that central OKC, where I live, is quite liberal. Both my state representative and state senator are liberal Democrats. Central OKC voted overwhelmingly for Clinton.
I disagree. Oklahoma City has earned its right-wing reputation.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: DFW Area, Texas
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Dallas, Tx is liberal and voted heavily for Hillary in 2016. Dallas Co. has 2.6M and voted for Hillary by a 26 point margin.


Northern California is considered very liberal but Redding, Ca. voted for Trump 64-28 for Hillary.
I suspect that the mental image that some have of Dallas is Preston Hollow McMansions. There are places like that but increasingly the city as a whole has been getting less and less suburban (see: Oak Lawn).
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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The Baltimore area isn't quite as liberal as people think. Maryland is mostly Democrat because of the DC suburbs and Baltimore has many quite conservative suburbs. Eastern Baltimore County in particular is true authentic Trump Country. The area does seem more Democrat at times because of the black Democrats from the inner city.

New Orleans is portrayed as a very liberal city and its very liberal within the city but the suburbs are more conservative than your typical suburbs elsewhere. For example places like Mandeville and Metairie are more conservative than many of the Pittsburgh or Columbus suburbs. Steve Scalise and David Duke are both from suburban NO.

Colorado Springs is not as conservative as its reputation says it is. Local municipalities in Colorado have the right to opt out of recreational marijuana and not allow dispensaries yet there are quite a few weed dispensaries in the city. Also liquor laws are less strict and bars more numerous than many parts of the Bible Belt.
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