Friday, August 12, 2005

Lubbock, TX - most conservative city

A friend living in San Francisco sent me an article about the most liberal and most conservative cities in the U.S. Lubbock, TX and Provo, UT are the top two conservative cities.

We got our work cut out for us, don't we?


At 2:19 PM, Blogger Synthesis said...

actual quote

"One of the most startling results, said Alderman, was the direct correlation between a city's African-American population and how liberally it voted. By contrast, the most conservative cities tended to be more middle class and white, he said."

This guy must have gone to the University of Duhhhhhh.

At 12:27 AM, Blogger johnnie said...

This also appeared in the Avalanche-Journal today -- even though the group who released these studies did not release any methodology other than "voting patterns." This same study showed Dallas to be liberal, while Austin did not make the list.

I think this is sloppy journalism. There is no conservative party for which to vote. I don't know if Lubbock votes conservatively. Voters say they do, but yet continue to support politicians who have given us the largest federal budget in history, and the largest state budget as well. I don't consider this conservative at all.

I don't know what "conservatives" in Texas are trying to conserve. They seem to not care a thing about Texas values such as good public education.

I have a strong feeling this "research" is just partisan junk.

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Synthesis said...

I have a strong feeling this "research" is just partisan junk.

I concur

At 5:55 PM, Blogger Sue B said...

I loved the part of the AJ article where Mr. Pratt admitted that Lubbock has grown so large that there are now people "who feel differently." Perhaps reality can still make itself known in those quarters where it has seemed so unwelcome lately.

At 10:58 PM, Blogger Dem-X said...

Yeah, I think you guys are right that this "research" is kinda bogus and very partisan and mostly meaningless. But, if it lights a fire in us, it's not useless.


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