Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Colorado Leans to the Left

Although the percentage of Louisiana Democrats and Republicans is near equal, the state is the third most conservative in the country. Colorado, which is near the center of the states in terms of partisanship (23rd), is 15th most liberal on a liberal to moderate to conservative scale of self-identification. However, conservatives still exceeds liberals in the state 34 percent to 25 percent (9 points). The state has more voters claiming to be moderate than conservative (34% conservative to 37% moderate).

Among western states, citizens in Utah (45%), Montana (43%) and Idaho (43%) identify as the most conservative. Whereas the West Coast states of Oregon (28%), California (28%) and Washington (27%) are the most liberal.

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