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Old 11-04-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Beyond Houston, I don't think any of those cities come even remotely close to being conservative, whether through their liberalism or by being part of the 'democrat machine'.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:26 AM
 
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Things are changing though, thanks to all the northern transplants and immigrants from Mexico/Central America.

It should be more of a purple state in the not-so-distant future.
People have been saying this for about 15 years. I don’t see it happening in the foreseeable future. Maybe Beto can pull something off but even that is looking like a long shot.

When you look at the data, it’s still a very conservative state. Not a bad thing, it’s just... interesting.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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True, but you also have to remember a lot of northerners moving to Texas lean conservative anyway...they are fleeing the liberal states up north for a reason. Also, Hispanics in Texas tend to be more conservative than the average US Hispanic.
Here is a anecdotal. I know a Hispanic woman in Texas who is passionately against the caravan coming to the U.S. i asked and she said most of her (all Hispanic) friends and family feel the same way.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:27 PM
 
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Thank you for all the answers. How about Chicago? Where does it stand from all that? Is it as liberal as the others besides Houston?
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Thank you for all the answers. How about Chicago? Where does it stand from all that? Is it as liberal as the others besides Houston?
Chicago leans left but probably in the top three of most conservative on your list. Total population of Illinois is ~12.8 million with nearly 10 million living in the Chicago metro and we have a Republican Governor.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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Houston, by far. Harris County is left-leaning, to be sure. However, many of the suburban areas, e.g., Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Humble, are still quite right-leaning, although these will probably become purple-political areas over the next 10-15 years, and purple-blue over the next 10-15 years after that (so, 20-30 years from now).

Otherwise, the rest of the metropolises are undoubtedly left-leaning, without question. It seems to me that San Francisco and Washington, DC are the most liberal in terms of the central cities and metropolitan areas. Even Contra Costa County near SF is now a purple-blue county while it was more conservative 20 years ago, and the outlying Shenandoah foothill counties in Virginia near DC are become purple-blue. Believe it or not, one can still find some surprisingly conservative suburban areas surrounding NYC (e.g., Suffolk County, Putnam County), L.A. (e.g., Santa Clarita, south Orange County, Simi Valley), and Chicago (affluent western suburbs).

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Old 11-04-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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People have been saying this for about 15 years. I donít see it happening in the foreseeable future. Maybe Beto can pull something off but even that is looking like a long shot.

When you look at the data, itís still a very conservative state. Not a bad thing, itís just... interesting.
Texas has rather low voter participation among youth and minorities. I know lots of young Texans who say they are passionate about the issues, who say they want to cast an antibiotic Trump vote, But they just don't vote.

This 19 yo gave me a long lecture about why he supports liberal causes. When I asked if he voted he said no. He said he doesn't know how but he can try. But voter registration already passed. Really hard to get them engaged if they are this passionate, they know the issues and yet do not make any effort to vote
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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Houston for the gold.
Philadelphia silver.
Chicago bronze.
the rest are super-duper
liberal/progressive/socialist.
except San Francisco and
Seattle which are communist.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Houston for the gold.
Philadelphia silver.
Chicago bronze.
the rest are super-duper
liberal/progressive/socialist.
except San Francisco and
Seattle which are communist.
Typical American idiot who doesn't even know what these terms mean.
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