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View Poll Results: Which metro areas are best for conservatives/evangelicals/etc.
Los Angeles/Orange County 9 4.29%
Seattle 6 2.86%
New York 8 3.81%
Washington DC/Northern Virginia 7 3.33%
Dallas 64 30.48%
Phoenix 29 13.81%
Colorado Springs 67 31.90%
Austin 13 6.19%
St. Louis 11 5.24%
Cincinnati 37 17.62%
Louisville, KY 40 19.05%
Denver 15 7.14%
Houston 43 20.48%
San Diego 20 9.52%
Nashville 71 33.81%
Atlanta 44 20.95%
Kansas City 34 16.19%
Cleveland 6 2.86%
Philadelphia 5 2.38%
Detroit 7 3.33%
Minneapolis 8 3.81%
Portland, OR 5 2.38%
Charlotte 57 27.14%
Chicago 6 2.86%
Buffalo, NY 4 1.90%
Baltimore 2 0.95%
Miami 5 2.38%
Oklahoma City 100 47.62%
Milwaukee 11 5.24%
Other (please specify) 19 9.05%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 210. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-04-2012, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Wow thanks for opening up this years old thread. But some of these cities shouldn't even be on this list.

Austin, New York, Seattle, LA, Portland? Are we going to pretend these are conservative cities or what?
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Are we talking about the city proper or the metro area. For example, here in the city of Atlanta, as well as in DeKalb County, it is very liberal/progressive and is probably one of the most liberal cities in the country. However, the surrounding exurbs are very conservative/Republican, including Cherokee, Cobb, and Gwinnett Counties. Metro Atlanta is weird because it's a metro area that has produced Cynthia McKinney on one hand and Newt Gingrich on the other. The city of Atlanta is very supportive of gay rights, but Cobb County passes resolutions condemning the "gay lifestyle". Again, very polar opposite.

Dallas and Houston are very similar as well. Dallas has a lesbian, Hispanic sheriff, but the surrounding suburbs are very conservative like Plano and Frisco. Houston has produced very liberal Sheila Jackson Lee and very conservative Tom DeLay.

In reality, it's more about specific communities rather than entire metros.
Most accurate post about Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas. It's easy to point to them and label them as far right. The reality is much more complex.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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I can't believe Phoenix and Kansas City got as many votes as they did...more than Nashville or Austin? Are you kidding me? K.C. is more Catholic than evangelical, and votes moderate. All the Southern cities easily get the top votes for me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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just for the record McCain did better in parts of the NY metro then any other area in the country.

McCains best ED in the country was in the NY metro (885-3-1) (Lakewood)
McCains best neighborhood was in NYC (the only area with 50,000 people that voted for McCain at over a 90% rate) (Borough Park)

I can make an area in only NYC proper with over 2,000,000 people that voted for McCain.

with that said unless your in a Jewish or catholic neighborhood NY is Obama territory.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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just for the record McCain did better in parts of the NY metro then any other area in the country.

McCains best ED in the country was in the NY metro (885-3-1) (Lakewood)
McCains best neighborhood was in NYC (the only area with 50,000 people that voted for McCain at over a 90% rate) (Borough Park)

I can make an area in only NYC proper with over 2,000,000 people that voted for McCain.

with that said unless your in a Jewish or catholic neighborhood NY is Obama territory.
What are you talking about? Jewish people get the stereotype that there are all liberals. Unless you are talking about the less americanized factions of Judaism.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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What are you talking about? Jewish people get the stereotype that there are all liberals. Unless you are talking about the less americanized factions of Judaism.
Orthodox Jews and Russian Jews are majority of all jews in NYC.

the most Russian Jewish ED in Brighton Beach voted for McCain at a 80% rate.

the town around NY have many unstereotypical Jews
Lakewood for example has around 50,000 Orthodox Jews.

in the NY metro practically every single county has areas where McCain won the Jewish vote.

over half the dark Red area in this map are Jewish.
http://www.urbanresearch.org/resourc...Obama_2008.pdf


according to this website thearda.com
there are 650,350 Orthodox Jews in the NY metro

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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In my opinion: OKC, Nashville, Cincinnati, Colorado Springs. At least those are the top four places where I wouldn't live if you paid me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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What a shame , I always thought Colorado Springs , when I saw it several times , would be a nice place to live !
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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^it is a very nice place to live. Probably one of the most beautiful geographic settings in the US. I lived there for 15 years, and I am decidedly not evangelical or conservative.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego are all quite conservative, especially by California standards.
Houston is very conservative, maybe not inside the loop, but outside the 610 it's almost a whole different world.
Colorado Springs has liberal pockets, especially on the west end of town towards Manitou.
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