Gallup: Washington, D.C. most liberal state

Did I miss something over the last couple of days? There is a video floating around the net asking high school students how many states there are. Some of those students must now be working for Gallup, who claims there are now 51 states.

From Gallup, where the headline reads “Mississippi Most Conservative State, D.C. Most Liberal.”

Mississippi remains the most conservative state in the union, and, along with Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama, is one of four states with 50% or more of its population identifying as conservative. At the other end of the ideological spectrum, 40% District of Columbia residents and 30% of Massachusetts residents identify as liberal; all other states have a liberal population of 26% or less.

Sure, some of you might claim everyone knows the District of Columbia is not a state, but then you watch that video you have to wonder.

OK. So where’s is the video… I can’t seem to find it. Can readers help out here? It went somewhat viral within the last week, asked students questions including …

  • Who is the vice president?
  • How many states are there?
  • Name the countries that border the United States.
  • How many states are there?
  • Can you name a country that starts with the letter U?

I’ve got an RVO T-shirt for the first person to post the video link and I’ll add it to this post.

And the T-shirt goes to Fish, who should send us an email from the address listed in his profile and we’ll coordinate getting a T-shirt to ya.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Fish on February 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

    • Dimsdale on February 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      That clip is like watching “The World According to Beavis and Butthead”.

  2. Dimsdale on February 4, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Maybe they are floating a trial balloon to make D.C. a state and sleaze some more prized electoral votes for ?bama!

  3. stinkfoot on February 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Since Obummer claims to have visited all 57 states wouldn’t that make D.C. #58?

  4. porschepete on February 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    This is sad. The poor tax payer is?really getting their money’s worth.


  5. ricbee on February 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I like the ones Jay Leno does better.

  6. Eric on February 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

    How pathetic. ?Our government run education system is turning out generations of ignorant kids. ?Your children and grandchildren are purposely being dumbed down by their school teachers and administrators. ?The object of public education is to remove all tendency of conservative family values and replace it with what you see here. ?You can’t really blame the kids. ?They’re not as stupid as they seem to be. Blame the US Department Of Education and the teaching colleges in this country. ?This is the kind of ignorance they want to graduate into our society. ?These kids are the next wave of leadership that this great country will depend on. ?Haven’t our local public schools done a fine job of missing the mark??

  7. JBS on February 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Dude, like, so unfair. Questions like that, like, out of the, like classroom?
    This is what standardized testing and union rule has gotten us for $$$$! Billions of $$$$! Most of the teachers know the answers; the kids don’t because it is not part of their curriculum. Students see no relevance in knowing those facts. They aren’t taught them. So, they become increasingly culturally ignorant. They don’t like poetry but, they can repeat verbatim every word in the top songs. It’s not that they are stupid, just untaught and they have very limited horizons. Intellectual curiosity is not common in teenagers today. Electronics gadgets are very important. And, texting is a perfect way to cheat on tests.
    Forget administrators. They are there to make sure no one makes waves; that graduation rates are as high as possible (while the majority of the students are not challenged so as to not drop out of school); that paperwork is handed in on time; that teachers are preparing students for the next standardized test; that federal and state mandates are being followed; and to punish anyone who deviates from the prescribed course. Innovation and inventiveness have been bored out of the schools. Ask most kids how they feel…

    • Dimsdale on February 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      At least they all get trophies!

    • JBS on February 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Dims, athleticism is about the only area where competition is allowed. Individual intellectual accomplishments are down-played, unless you are the valedictorian or the salutatorian. Then you are important. (Kinda like a trophy!)

  8. SoundOffSister on February 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    We’re doomed.

  9. Lynn on February 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    And we have a Federal Dept. of Education because…..?

    • Dimsdale on February 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Liberals needed jobs.?


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