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Old Yesterday, 05:41 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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I lived decades in the same house and can't remember a time my neighbors and I talked politics. Many of just don't feel that we need to include politics in our day to day discussions

I lived in farming country so everybody for the most part are conservative to some degree. The only vote Obama signs that you saw were in transplants yards. In fact the only vote anybody signs were in their yards.

I live abroad now and so I have neighbors from many countries. They talk politics but only in general.. They tend to ask if I like Trump and are surprised when I don't.
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM
 
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Most of my neighbors are conservatives and are seniors. I'm a happy camper here.
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Old Yesterday, 06:03 PM
 
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This is a question I am curious about. Do most people live in a place where others agree with them politically? On the basis of either voter registration by political party and/or political party electoral dominance, do you share the political values of people in your town, county, and state? Does it impact how much or little you like where you live?

I'll start off. My username was created a few years back when I thought I would live in New Jersey forever, now I am not sure as I am trying to secure better employment. This is related, as I blame socialism for the lack of a good job market in New Jersey. New Jersey has almost 1 million more registered Democrats than Republicans, no Republican presidential candidate has carried our state since 1988, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate from our state since 1972, and all but one of our Congressional districts and a majority of our State Legislature is controlled by Democrats. We currently have a Democratic Governor, but do elect Republicans every so often to that office. I spent most of my life in a solidly Republican county and community, though recently moved to a county that is trending blue though has historically been Republican.

I don't think politics impacts my appreciation and love for New Jersey's culture, food, history, charming towns, and beautiful suburban and rural landscape, but I do disagree with the misguided priorities of Democrats who would rather spend money on building a wind farm off our coast than improving our roads. I think the fact that my home county is solidly Republican made me love it more, but that's because at the county level taxes were kept lower than in neighboring Democratic counties and the county features great parks and county roads that are well-maintained by New Jersey standards. I was never a big fan of my hometown but that had more to do with the local social scene than politics.
I live in Central-South Jersey, with all Democrat leadership and everything is beautiful around here. Parks, roads, the tax money is going to all the right places. It should never turn republican. Blue forever.

But I have idiots living next to me that voted for trump, watch fox all day and refuse to fact check whats going on that disgusting network.

But theyre nice folks, they cant all have brains.
That will come when I move to a more upscale neighborhood. Those people will likely be republicans, but at least they'll have brains.
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Old Yesterday, 06:04 PM
 
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So many intolerant people who can't mind their own business.
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Old Yesterday, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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While Trump won my area, I don't think many people were very enthused with either candidate, since I saw very few signs for Trump or Clinton in 2016. Otherwise, I don't know my neighbors good enough to discuss politics. In my small number of friends I can't think of any who love Trump.

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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
Location: the Sticks
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I live in Central-South Jersey, with all Democrat leadership and everything is beautiful around here. Parks, roads, the tax money is going to all the right places. It should never turn republican. Blue forever.

But I have idiots living next to me that voted for trump, watch fox all day and refuse to fact check whats going on that disgusting network.

But theyre nice folks, they cant all have brains.
That will come when I move to a more upscale neighborhood. Those people will likely be republicans, but at least they'll have brains.
Been through there many times and it is beautiful. I 80 in New Jersey also blows I-80 in Pa and NY away.

As for the rest. Well where I lived we had 3 different transplant families from New Jersey. Everyone knew their politics because they planted signs in their yards. They were true blues. lol

They moved to the area at different times and from different parts of New Jersey. Besides New Jersey and being proud democrats they also had 1 thing in common. They loved to feud with their neighbors and most especially with each other. They tried to control everybody and make us all change to be like them. That didn't work.

Now I don't assume that all Jersey people are the same, nor do I assume that all democrats behave like the New Jersey people that transplanted to our area.

I also don't think that New Jersey is all that. I have been to Patterson and Newark and they are not a pretty sight. Ill say this though. Newark airport is about as easy as it comes to get in out of. Too bad their flights are always late. I stopped using them after the third time in a row.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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I lived for a while in a deep red county and got along with everyone but I kept my views to myself. Some of the people living there were real characters, probably more libertarian than right wing. It was a very rural, and poor country. I make it a point to avoid politics with anyone, even friends. I don't like offending anyone and I don't like disputes or bad feelings.
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Old Yesterday, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I rarely talk politics with my neighbors.
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Old Yesterday, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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One thing I’ll say is that while California pushed me right, Texas pushed me left. I actually don’t subscribe to either of the old parties, but I imagine that by definition I won’t feel politically home anywhere.
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Old Yesterday, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Don't know. I talk sports with my neighbors 85% of the time. The other 15% go to music and anything related to Gordon Ramsay.
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