Yesterday, Gallup reported that a higher percentage of Americans consider themselves conservative over liberal in 47 states. Three where conservatives are ahead are a statistical dead heat. No state is more liberal than conservative. The only place in America with more liberals than conservatives is Washington, DC. Unfortunately, most of these liberals are in Congress.
Despite the Democratic Party's political strength -- seen in its majority representation in Congress and in state houses across the country -- more Americans consider themselves conservative than liberal. While Gallup polling has found this to be true at the national level over many years, and spanning recent Republican as well as Democratic presidential administrations, the present analysis confirms that the pattern also largely holds at the state level. Conservatives outnumber liberals by statistically significant margins in 47 of the 50 states, with the two groups statistically tied in Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts.