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View Poll Results: Liberal or Conservative
Liberal 25 53.19%
Conservative 22 46.81%
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:30 AM
 
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Sometimes how you perceive a place's political climate comes down to the kind of people you live/work around.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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That's true. I thought since Houston has a lot of people moving from California and the Northeast, the area would become more liberal.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Westbury
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i think it is simply time that is spreading the liberalness out. i dont know what the statistics are for houston (on a whole we have a massively aging population in the US), but i guess it is because i am young i see so many young adults migrating to houston from all over the US. they are typically less conservative than older adults and the elderly. with houston being the #1 ranked city for young professionals i can see this growing. they concentrate themselves around the city thus why inner loop is more liberal than metro area. but they will eventually get older, marry, produce children and typically move out to the burbs. that doesnt necessarily make them lose all their political values

whether it is interesting or disturbing you can be in one part of houston in the morning and feel safe, appreciated, and with like minded people, drive to another part within an hour to an hour and a half and be watching your back.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Houston is moderate. Just how I like my cities. I get sick of hearing both sides to the extreme.

NO DOUBT........
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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i think it is simply time that is spreading the liberalness out. i dont know what the statistics are for houston (on a whole we have a massively aging population in the US), but i guess it is because i am young i see so many young adults migrating to houston from all over the US. they are typically less conservative than older adults and the elderly. with houston being the #1 ranked city for young professionals i can see this growing. they concentrate themselves around the city thus why inner loop is more liberal than metro area. but they will eventually get older, marry, produce children and typically move out to the burbs. that doesnt necessarily make them lose all their political values

whether it is interesting or disturbing you can be in one part of houston in the morning and feel safe, appreciated, and with like minded people, drive to another part within an hour to an hour and a half and be watching your back.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Westbury
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ive been threatened before out in a burb. only takes once
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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cheryjohns, if you just HAD to choose: which one?
I can't. I meet too many people of both leanings - and everything else in between. Most people here really don't care what you believe politically. Once you strip the labels off - I think more people fall into a moderate stance. I think the "average" Houstonian (if there is such a thing) is financially conservative and socially liberal - more or less. We elected a gay mayor - and that really is just dandy as long as she runs the city well.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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That's the best answer. I understand now.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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I can't. I meet too many people of both leanings - and everything else in between. Most people here really don't care what you believe politically. Once you strip the labels off - I think more people fall into a moderate stance. I think the "average" Houstonian (if there is such a thing) is financially conservative and socially liberal - more or less. We elected a gay mayor - and that really is just dandy as long as she runs the city well.
Well, and, she's a perfect example: She's gay. She's a Democrat. And she's fiscally conservative. She was a great City controller and now she's a good Mayor (so far).

I think Houston comes out as a moderate city. I think in the Arts community you'll find a bunch of extreme liberals. In the Energy Corridor, you'll find people who think Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are left-leaners.

It balances out to a pretty moderate city.

I'm with Topaz, here I'm considered liberal; as soon as I step off the plane in California, I'm the most conservative of my friends.

And, I fit the category: fiscal conservative, social liberal. I know a lot of Houstonians like this.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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I'm got ya!
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