When you take a look at a recent Gallup survey that ranks most conservative and liberal states, you’ll find very few surprises. How many of us as conservatives, surrounded by liberal lunacy hasn’t asked the question, where is the most conservative state? Wyoming is the answer. Somewhere Dick Cheney is smiling.
Gallup’s top ten most conservative states shake out like this. Wyoming takes the top spot followed closely by Mississippi. Utah, South Dakota, and Alabama round out the top five. The rankings are by percentage of those who self identify themselves as either conservative or liberal. Wyoming comes in at 53% of respondents who say they are conservative.
Not surprisingly, the District of Columbia is identified as the most liberal (state) in the union at 42%. You can see the entire top ten for both conservative and liberal states here. When you take a look at both lists there is really only one surprise that stands out to me. Colorado.
The top ten on the conservative side are red states that are unlikely in the near future to flip blue. On the liberal side, all but one, I would say are unlikely to flip red. Colorado appears to be the one surprise. Although Colorado is located in the Mountain West surrounded by solid red conservative states, it has been a prize highly sought after in the last few Presidential elections, won by Obama in 08’. To me, that it would land on the top ten liberal states is somewhat of a surprise.
When asking what is the most conservative state? Wyoming is the answer, the home of Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Grizzly Bears, cowboys, and of course Dick Cheney. I’d like to hear your thoughts on the subject but you may consider this an open thread.