by NW Spotlight
New polling out from Gallup shows that Oregon is tied with Hawaii as the sixth most liberal state in the U.S. The polling is based on how people self-identify.
The polling revealed that Oregon is 33.6% conservative and 27.9% liberal – giving Oregon what Gallup calls a 5.7% conservative advantage. The national average is a 14.6% conservative advantage.
Nationally, 38% of Americans self-identify as conservative and 23% as liberal.
In reporting its results, Gallup asked “How do Democrats continue to win elections if so few Americans identify themselves as liberal?” Gallup’s answer “The answer may lie with moderates, which, as a voting bloc, are solidly Democratic. If moderates begin voting with Republicans in the near or long-term future, there may indeed be a Republican revival on the national level.”