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View Poll Results: Are out-of-staters from blue states in Houston more or less liberal than Houstonites?
More liberal 11 64.71%
Less liberal 6 35.29%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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It's been said liberals have a habit of migrating to red states from the high-tax, high-regulation and high-subsidy (for mass transit and other politically-correct causes) blue states they left, only to bring with them the political attitudes that made their former states so expensive to live in. Is this true?
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Cleverly disguised political commentary.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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On the contrary. I think out-of-staters move here because they think it's much more conservative than it actually is.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Its an interesting dicotomy. The somewhat liberal core of Houston greatly benefits from the conservative values when it comes to business.

There is a reason that there are jobs here.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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FYI - we're called Houstonians, not Houstonites.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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Houstonites & Dallasonians.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Close enough to the Woodlands to enjoy the ammenities without being IN the Woodlands
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The poll question is actually quite missleading. Just because you are relocating from a blue state, doesn't mean you are a lib. We aren't and we are in PA. I am actually looking forward to being in a red state!
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We moved here from a seriously blue part of the country (Pacific Northwest) and we would likely be considered quite liberal in some ways but also conservative in others. This country's political system has become way too attached to labels as explanatory of belief systems. My convictions are more complex than that and I bet that is true of most other people as well.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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I despise the whole "red state, blue state" dichotomy and if I never heard it again it wouldn't be soon enough.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Odd question. Having just moved here from a blue state, I really have no idea how "liberal" or "conservative" Houston is. And just because I'm from a blue state does not make me a liberal either. Part of why I moved to Texas is because it is more conservative than Pennsylvania (a SMALL part). The tax laws are also representative of conservative politics, which is in fact part of why people want to move here. I mean for the tax laws, not the politics! LOL
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