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Old 04-07-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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More Conservative than Media Portrayal:

Las Vegas
Sacramento
Austin
Detroit
NYC
Portland


More Liberal than Media Portrayal:

Dallas
San Diego
Houston
Nashville
Salt Lake City
NYC is definitely not more conservative than portrayed. Trump got less than 1/5 of the vote there. The only conservative neighborhoods are either Hassidic enclaves, Russian immigrant enclaves, or are suburban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city. And even some of those neighborhoods would not strike you as a place a Breitbart reader would want to live.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Missing from this thread is the distinction between socially conservative and financially conservative, or both. It's not a one size shoe..
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Missing from this thread is the distinction between socially conservative and financially conservative, or both. It's not a one size shoe..
There's way too heavy of a correlation for that distinction to have to be made. That being said, I do think there's some variance among both liberals and conservatives. For instance, it seems common for staunch conservatives to be Atheists. And some liberals oppose gun control and smoking bans, myself included.

But I think that the overwhelming majority of people who consider themselves conservatives are both fiscally and socially conservative, even though a lot of union guys are conservatives (ironically).
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Most Republican voters live in the suburbs, not rural areas.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Ironic how that came to be, given the difference in the white demographic of NOLA compared to other parts of the Deep South.
The city of New Orleans itself has always been a bubble and with white flight to the suburbs especially the Northshore its become more pronounced.

Its been argued that Hurricane Katrina made the greater NO area and the state of Louisiana more Republican than before since most of the evacuees who didn't return after the storm are low income blacks from areas like the Lower Ninth and New Orleans East and since this demographic formed the core of the Democrat base, it resulted in the Democrats having a smaller constituency.

I also have many white (and some Asian American) friends here in Louisiana who used to be moderately conservative but have been driven more to the right as the Democrats have moved to the left, and have felt alienated by things like Black Lives Matter, the left's attacks on law enforcement (New Orleans and Baton Rouge area residents truly understand and respect the police given our crime problems) and the culture of political correctness. Many people who don't personally fly a rebel flag were outraged by the Confederate monuments being removed in Lee Circle.

Also New Orleans is a majority Catholic city, and while the Catholics elsewhere in Louisiana are very traditional, conservative Catholics and form part of the Bible Belt voting bloc, NOLA's Catholics are more similar to the Boston and Chicago Catholics.
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Providence, RI is a socially conservative metropolitan area; however, state and local election results would lead you to perceive otherwise. The strong influence of the Roman Catholic Church in RI, the generally older population, the parochial mindset and the fact most ethnic whites are not more than 2-3 generations removed from the "old country" foster a great deal of "small-c" conservatism within the coterminous state and metropolitan area.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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I've only been to Boise once, but heading for the city on the freeway I was rather shocked to see this big Mormon temple seemingly to dominate the skyline.
Southern Idaho is northern Utah.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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i think Midland is not as conservative as most people think because it seems like a lot of people are more establishment types like Bush and Romney.Our congressman is establishment.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are more liberal than their reputations, but ironically, the Pittsburgh metropolitan area is more conservative than its reputation. Beginning sometime in the 1990s, the urban core and inner suburbs have moved to the left while the outer suburbs and exurban fringe have moved to the right, which has created a very steep political gradient across the metropolitan area. The city of Pittsburgh has become a bastion of "gentry" leftism, and many of its inner suburbs are center-left as well. The more Republican areas of Allegheny County are center-right, more interested in fiscal conservatism than cultural conservatism. As for the rest of the metropolitan area outside of Allegheny County, a picture is worth a thousand words.

More simply put, the city of Pittsburgh is Barack Obama, the inner suburbs are Hillary Clinton, the outer suburbs are Mitt Romney, and the exurbs are Donald Trump.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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I've only been to Boise once, but heading for the city on the freeway I was rather shocked to see this big Mormon temple seemingly to dominate the skyline.

But I did have fun at a very fun Gay bar there one night.
A Mormon Temple doesn't necessarily mean a city is conservative. Los Angeles has a temple, Seattle and Portland have temples. Las Vegas (where it appears you are from) has a large Mormon Temple dominating the skyline up against the foothills.
The temple in Boise isn't even downtown, it is a small temple along the Interstate across from a movie theater.
There is a new Buddhist Temple not very far away from the LDS Temple.
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