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Mississippi Ranked Most Conservative State

February 25, 2011
tags: political ideology, polling
by Brett

A new set of Gallup polls has information on ideological breakdown in Mississippi. According to this, the state has the highest percentage of adults who consider themselves conservative. At 50.5 percent, it is the only state where conservatives constitute an outright majority.

Similarly, Mississippi also has the smallest share of liberals in the nation; making up just 13.8 percent of the population. The state also has the second smallest share of self-identified moderates (trailing only Alabama).

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Doug permalink
    February 25, 2011 2:34 pm

    I thought we would be even higher.

  2. rubradog permalink
    February 25, 2011 3:41 pm

    Is this the same Gallup poll that said Mississippi gave Obama a 47% approval rating?

  3. Charles permalink
    February 25, 2011 5:20 pm

    That’s interesting in that African American who are almost unilaterally declared to be “liberal” make up nearly forty percent of the population. I have always contended that many, if not most people, don’t fit in a nice round hole. I don’t even know how to classify myself politically. I am personally opposed to abortions, except under extreme circumstances; but I do not support the so-called personhood amendment; I am against the government taking of private property to benefit private developers, however I am a firm believer that governmental oversight of many private sector activities are justified. I am a firm believer in public schools, but maintain an open mind on charter schools. Two of my personal heroes are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee (glad they share a holiday in MS); don’t think a Nathan Bedford Forrest tag is a good idea, but would not assume everyone who wants it is a racist. Generally vote Democratic but certainly would choose a progressive Republican over a “conservative” Democrat.

  4. Mikoma permalink
    March 3, 2011 1:05 pm

    I have a problem calling a progressive (liberal) a Republican just as I can’t see a conservative in this day and age being a Democrat. If so, they would be scarce as hen’s teeth, in my opinion.

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