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Old 11-04-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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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).
NYC is shockingly conservative outside of the city. Staten Island is actually the right-most leaning urban county in the US. Suffolk, Orange, and Putnam voted for Trump, and he was close in Dutchess and Rockland counties.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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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.
Don't forget about the segregation! Still white in the smaller northern part of the city proper and in the north, northwest, and west suburbs. All the gun violence bad press (that makes the entire 'land unattractive) is happening on the heavily black southern half. As long the violence doesn't scare off tourists or corporations in The Loop, the violence will be tolerated by city officials as long the crime stays isolated there.

Ironically the National Association of Realtors home office is located on Michigan Avenue, yet racial housing patterns have not changed for 50 years. During the Civil Rights era, the South Side was the only place that MLK called off a march (and blue-collar whites in the South Side proudly mention that factoid).
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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Typical American idiot who doesn't even know what these terms
mean.
Typical British snob, who refuse to see a joke so he/she can be condescending instead.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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OUt of these probably Houston. I think the difference is that while for the other cities the entire metro area is liberal, Houston's suburbs are pretty conservative, even if they're more the establishment Republican kind of conservative rather than the Trump kind.

But more interesting is Houston's suburbs are less conservative than New Orleans's, even though New Orleans is far more liberal within the city itself.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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Houston.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Debatable
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Typical British snob, who refuse to see a joke so he/she can be condescending instead.
In their defense, many people in the US hurl "communism" around seriously when describing policies. When I hear that word used outside a political context, I 65% expect it to be used seriously. Maybe the internet has soured my view of people though.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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New York City
Boston
Philadelphia
DC
Chicago
Houston
LA
San Francisco
Seattle
These are some of the bluest cities in the country, except for Houston.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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typical american idiot who doesn't even know what these terms mean.
7/4
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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Houston. Nothing wrong with that, just that they're more Conservative by a good margin compared to the other cities listed.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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Houston
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