Wyoming most conservative, D.C. most liberal in 2013

Wyoming was the most conservative state last year while Washington, D.C., was the most liberal part of the country, according to a new poll.

More than half of Wyoming residents, 51.4 percent, were found to be conservative in 2013, according to Gallup’s poll released Friday.

In D.C., 38.1 percent of residents were found to be liberal.  

Overall, more people were more likely to self-identify as conservatives than as liberals last year, Gallup says.

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The most conservative states surveyed were mainly located in the South and West. They include Mississippi, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alabama.

Voters in those states cast ballots for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) in the last two presidential elections.

The East and West Coasts had the most liberal states including Vermont, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, Hawaii, Oregon, Maine, California and New Jersey.

Those liberal states all voted for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012.

Kansas and Nebraska are two of the most Republican states, but were not included on the most conservative list, Gallup notes. The same went for Maryland, Illinois, Connecticut and New Mexico — all considered some of the most Democratic states. 

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