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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2004, 10:05:40 am »
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Portland is becoming heavily liberal compared to other places. Boston gets a bad rap. San Francisco gets a bad rap for its social issues. But my vote goes for Detroit.

Detroit is a place that ensures Michigan will always remain Democrat for many years to come. Its not liberal tagged but it is also not scared of liberals. So Republicans find it incredible tough to penetrate.

Dumb lines like  "they raise taxes or they are liberals" mean nothing in Michigan. So my vote goes for Detroit as it really is the quiet liberal city andthey are proud of it.
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2004, 06:26:31 pm »
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San Fransisco... Providence, Rhode Island would be a very close second, and Boston, MA would be third.
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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2004, 12:29:56 am »
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Portland is becoming heavily liberal compared to other places. Boston gets a bad rap. San Francisco gets a bad rap for its social issues. But my vote goes for Detroit.

Detroit is a place that ensures Michigan will always remain Democrat for many years to come. Its not liberal tagged but it is also not scared of liberals. So Republicans find it incredible tough to penetrate.

Dumb lines like "they raise taxes or they are liberals" mean nothing in Michigan. So my vote goes for Detroit as it really is the quiet liberal city andthey are proud of it.


Portland is quite liberal, but not as much so as Seattle, SF, Boston, or NYC.  not familiar enough w/ Detroit politics to form an opinion.
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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2004, 03:49:25 am »
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I say SF and NY tie for first, followed by Boston amoung others.
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2004, 06:36:13 pm »
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Detroit is a place that ensures Michigan will always remain Democrat for many years to come. Its not liberal tagged but it is also not scared of liberals. So Republicans find it incredible tough to penetrate.

Dumb lines like "they raise taxes or they are liberals" mean nothing in Michigan. So my vote goes for Detroit as it really is the quiet liberal city andthey are proud of it.

Detroit is overwhelmingly (almost 95%) Democrat, but its liberalism is more populist than progressive. It is nowhere near as socially liberal as San Fran., Boston, NYC, etc.
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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2004, 02:24:12 pm »
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Being from and around philadelphia - i would say it is a very left wing city
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2004, 04:37:58 pm »
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Being from and around philadelphia - i would say it is a very left wing city

Not really.  Still 20% Republican.  Some parts you can't turna corner without seeing oodles of Republican lawn signs.
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« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2004, 12:16:41 am »
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Does East St. Louis count? Because I believe the results there were something like Kerry 98%, Bush 2%.
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« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2004, 01:07:53 am »
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In no particular order ... Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and Madison.
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2004, 06:46:23 pm »
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SF, Boston, NYC, Baltimore, Philadelphia. LA County voted for Schwarzenegger in 03.
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2004, 07:27:43 pm »
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I wouldn't call Phila "left-wing," considering they elected a mayor who was opposed to civil union type legislation for city workers.
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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2004, 05:27:55 pm »
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I would add another vote for San Francisco.  In the last mayoral election, the run-off race was between the Democrat and the Green.
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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2004, 03:43:27 pm »
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San Francisco County voted 83.4% for Kerry (Ugh!)

Marin County, which is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and is supposedly the wealthiest county in the State, voted 73.1% for Kerry

Los Angeles County voted 62.8% for Kerry
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« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2012, 08:30:05 am »
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The "Bay area center for voting research" have posted an in deep research on "The most Conservative and Liberal Cities in the United States"

I encourage everyone to check this paper.

Top Twenty-Five Most Liberal Cities

Rank  City  State
  • 1  Detroit  Michigan
    2  Gary  Indiana
    3  Berkeley  California
    4  District of Columbia   
    5  Oakland  California
    6  Inglewood  California
    7  Newark  New Jersey
    8  Cambridge  Massachusetts
    9  San Francisco  California
    10  Flint  Michigan
    11  Cleveland  Ohio
    12  Hartford  Connecticut
    13  Paterson  New Jersey
    14  Baltimore  Maryland
    15  New Haven  Connecticut
    16  Seattle  Washington
    17  Chicago  Illinois
    18  Philadelphia  Pennsylvania
    19  Birmingham  Alabama
    20  St. Louis  Missouri
    21  New York  New York
    22  Providence  Rhode Island
    23  Minneapolis  Minnesota
    24  Boston  Massachusetts
    25  Buffalo  New York


Top Twenty-Five Most Conservative Cities

Rank  City  State
  • 1  Provo  Utah
    2  Lubbock  Texas
    3  Abilene  Texas
    4  Hialeah  Florida
    5  Plano  Texas
    6  Colorado Springs  Colorado
    7  Gilbert  Arizona
    8  Bakersfield  California
    9  Lafayette  Louisiana
    10  Orange  California
    11  Escondido  California
    12  Allentown  Pennsylvania
    13  Mesa  Arizona
    14  Arlington  Texas
    15  Peoria  Arizona
    16  Cape Coral  Florida
    17  Garden Grove  California
    18  Simi Valley  California
    19  Corona  California
    20  Clearwater  Florida
    21  West Valley City  Utah
    22  Oklahoma City  Oklahoma
    23  Overland Park  Kansas
    24  Anchorage  Alaska
    25  Huntington Beach  California

Since i am a new member on this forum, so far i cannot post link to the original paper, but if anyone are interested, you can contact me with private message.
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« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2012, 10:51:24 am »
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I've seen that list, and it only equates Democratic with liberal.
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« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2012, 11:01:07 am »
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I would say San Francisco, without a doubt. The other cities mentioned are quite Democratic, but they do not have a political culture nearly as liberal as San Francisco. Politically, San Francisco would be a moderately liberal European city.

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San Fransisco would be THE most liberal city in Europe, except perhaps for Amsterdam. SF would easily be contender for the most socially liberal city in the world. I don't know why people think Europe is that liberal. It isn't.
Even London doesn't have the whole huge hippy/gay/counter cultural element prevelent in some US/Canadian cities. Places like Toronto, SF and Seattle are easily more socially liberal than London, and probably fiscally too.

Basically this. And Toronto isn't as leftist as San Francisco. After all, Toronto has a functional Liberal Party.

Though I argue Marin County may be more liberal than or equal to San Francisco. San Francisco has a large immigrant community that is very Democrat, but not in sync with the whole hippy/gay/countercultural element. Hell, several precincts of San Francisco actually voted FOR Prop 8. About 25% of the city actually. The same margin as in Marin County.
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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2012, 11:41:13 am »
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Uh, Allentown voted pretty heavily for Obama.
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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2012, 12:10:28 pm »
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For the Florida cities:

Hialeah-Massive Cuban population
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Clearwater-Rich olds and Scientologists
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« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2012, 07:08:05 pm »
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Add Boulder, CO and Austin, TX to the Liberal side.  Add Highlands Ranch, CO and New Braunfels TX to the Conservative side.
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« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2012, 11:49:51 pm »
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I'd say San Francisco or Madison. If you consider history(past 100 years), it would be a toss-up between Seattle and some rust belt city.
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« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2012, 02:26:48 am »
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Portland might not be the most Democratic city but it's arguably the most leftist city (yes, even on economics). It's not upscale outside of a few hilly neighborhoods on the westside and has a disproportional large lower middle class alt community that I'd argue is lacking in SF and Seattle. If we had a significant left-wing third party candidate ala Nader in 2000, Portland would probably give him/her the largest percentage of the vote at this point. Portland keeps attracting more and more young adults without gentrifying rapidly.
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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2012, 02:34:11 am »
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anyone who thinks NYC is the most liberal city in America has never been to 75% of the neighborhoods in the city.
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« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2012, 02:43:11 am »
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Portland might not be the most Democratic city but it's arguably the most leftist city (yes, even on economics). It's not upscale outside of a few hilly neighborhoods on the westside and has a disproportional large lower middle class alt community that I'd argue is lacking in SF and Seattle. If we had a significant left-wing third party candidate ala Nader in 2000, Portland would probably give him/her the largest percentage of the vote at this point. Portland keeps attracting more and more young adults without gentrifying rapidly.

Also, Portland is really really really really white. Which might make it less Democratic but makes it more liberal, since cities like SF and Seattle still have large minority populations who are largely more moderate-leaning.
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« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2012, 11:12:06 am »
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Portland might not be the most Democratic city but it's arguably the most leftist city (yes, even on economics). It's not upscale outside of a few hilly neighborhoods on the westside and has a disproportional large lower middle class alt community that I'd argue is lacking in SF and Seattle. If we had a significant left-wing third party candidate ala Nader in 2000, Portland would probably give him/her the largest percentage of the vote at this point. Portland keeps attracting more and more young adults without gentrifying rapidly.

Portland's numbers never live up to the hype. But I'm listening. Show me some data. Present some facts.
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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2012, 01:39:42 pm »
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Socially, easily SF.

Economically is tougher. Maybe Detroit?
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