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States with the most liberals

  • States with the most liberals

    With midterm elections quickly approaching, candidates and pollsters are increasingly focused on how voters could impact the future political landscape of the United States. The House of Representatives, which is currently controlled by Republicans, could shift in favor of Democrats. This means that people are paying more attention to how liberals across the country will vote in November.

    In particular, analysts are turning their attention toward metropolitan areas that Republicans in Congress currently represent, including California’s Orange County as well as Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Miami, New York, and Minneapolis. These seats are considered to be vulnerable, and increased voter turnout could easily decide an election winner.

    Using Gallup data, Stacker ranked each state first by the percentage of residents who identify as liberals and then by the percentage of residents who consider themselves to be liberal-leaning. If both percentages were the same for more than one state, that ranking was considered to be tied, and is noted as such.

    Nationally, 24% of Americans identify as liberals, while 33% of Americans identify as conservatives and 36% identify as moderates.

    Read on to find out which states are most likely to house a Democratic voter—and which states are the ones to watch on Nov. 6.

    ALSO: States with the most conservatives 

  • #50. Wyoming

    Estimated state population in 2017: 579,315

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 13%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 27%

  • #49. Mississippi

    Estimated state population in 2017: 2,984,100

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 14%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 38%

  • #48. North Dakota

    Estimated state population in 2017: 755,393

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 15%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 28%

  • #47. South Dakota

    Estimated state population in 2017: 869,666

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 15%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 35%

  • #46. Alabama

    Estimated state population in 2017: 4,874,747

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 16%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 35%

  • #45. Alaska

    Estimated state population in 2017: 739,795

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 17%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 31%

  • #44. Oklahoma

    Estimated state population in 2017: 3,930,864

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 17%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 35%

  • #43. Arkansas

    Estimated state population in 2017: 3,004,279

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 17%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 36%

  • #42. South Carolina

    Estimated state population in 2017: 5,024,369

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 17%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 37%

  • #41. Louisiana

    Estimated state population in 2017: 4,684,333

    Percent of state residents who are liberal: 17%

    Percent of state residents who are Democratic-leaning: 40%

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