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Conservative? Liberal? Gallup ranks the states

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy.

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Gallup’s latest State of the States poll, published on Jan. 31, 2014, ranked each state in America from most conservative to most liberal.

While the gap between “conservative and liberal self-identification” is narrowing, the conservative advantage still appears predominant.

According to the poll's data, most of the conservative states are found in the South and West, while the more liberal-identified states are located on the coasts.

According to Gallup, the results of the poll are based on phone interviews of 178,527 adults conducted Jan. 2-Dec. 29, 2013.

The list includes Gallup's conservative/liberal rankings, as well as the percentage of the state's population who either approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance.

Find out the 10 most conservative states in the country, according to Gallup.

Find out the 10 most liberal states in the country, according to Gallup.

Erik Raymond is experienced in national and international politics. He relocated from the Middle East where he was working on his second novel. He produces content for DeseretNews.com. You can reach him at:

eraymond@deseretdigital.com

@RaymondErik

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