The Gallup Poll has undertaken an interesting project: measuring the ratio of self-identified conservatives to self-identified liberals on a state by state basis. Gallup interviewed 160,000 adults (not, apparently, likely voters) to compile its numbers.
The results will be gratifying to anyone who believes that America has been, and remains, a center-right country. Gallup classified states as Most Conservative, More Conservative, Somewhat Conservative or Less Conservative, depending on the percentage by which conservatives outnumber liberals. Here is the resulting map, with the darker colors being the most conservative; click to enlarge:
But what about liberal states? There is only one jurisdiction in which self-identified liberals outnumber conservatives: Washington, D.C.
How a mostly-conservative electorate can elect governments, year after year, that pursue mostly-liberal policies is a question for another day.
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