The poll said 51.4 percent of Wyomingites identified as conservatives.
Western states were among the most conservative. After Wyoming, the second most conservative was Mississippi followed by Idaho, Utah and Montana.
The media don't "tell people how to think, but I think the constant repetition of one particular point of view tends to, over time, force a consensus," Roberts said. "That can be for ill or for not."
"I would tell you any number of ways where I might call myself quite a conservative," she said. "I'm a mother of four. My kids would say I'm pretty darn conservative."
Just because we elect Republicans does not make Wyoming "conservative". Wyomingites are mostly financially conservative. Otherwise, I'd say Wyoming is one of the most backward states. Most Wyomingites do not recognize we are all on Energy Welfare (meaning the energy industry subsidizes much of our Wyoming government), yet individually we think we are financial geniuses because we are so tight fisted. Wyomingites run to the trough to spend other peoples money (state, Nike Cortez Breathe Mens energy industry, SLIB), but are unwilling to spend our own to make Wyoming better. Most Wyomingites are money grubbing, not truly conservative.
The margin of error is plus or minus 1 percent, according to Gallup.
That's up from 2012, when Wyoming tied with North Dakota as second most conservative, with 48.6 percent of residents identifying as conservative, according to a report on the poll.
Wyoming the most conservative state
The 2013 Gallup poll asked residents whether they identify as conservative, moderate or liberal. In Wyoming, 34.6 percent of residents identified as moderate and 10.9 percent as liberal.
The reason Wyoming has gotten more conservative is the energy based economy, which has drawn in new residents from conservative states, observers said.
Wyomingites historically voted for more candidates from both parties, as compared to recent years, when they have tended to vote for more Republicans, said Roberts, the UW history professor.
Robin Van Ausdall, executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party, said it is tough to convince good Democrats to run in the country's most conservative state. It doesn't help that President Barack Obama is unpopular in Wyoming, she added.
"I don't know that Wyoming will ever go back toward the left as they did in the late '50s and early '60s," said Bonnie Foster, chairwoman of the Natrona County Republican Party and secretary for the Wyoming GOP. "I think it can be seen in Sweetwater County in particular where a lot of people involved in the oil and gas business are Republicans and conservatives, where previously, people were affiliated with the Democrats."
Gov. Matt Mead was only the second Republican governor elected since 1974. The other Republican governor elected since then was Jim Geringer. Democratic governors elected since 1974 included Dave Freudenthal, Mike Sullivan and Ed Herschler who was elected for a record of three terms, Roberts said. senators, a Democratic governor and a Democratic secretary of state, Roberts said.
Roberts said that the newspapers in Casper and Cheyenne have drifted to the right, politically. More people listen to conservative talk radio, Nike Cortez Classic Premium Qs
"This year they could be very conservative, next year they could move and things could change, and it becomes more moderate," she said.
"'Liberal' is not a word that a lot of Americans like to identify with," he said.
the country, the state also has the second highest tea party membership asa percentage of state population.
Wyoming becomes more conservative every year when our new high school and college graduates abandon the state and move to other states with taxes, and the infrastructure and jobs that are created by those tax revenues. I tried hard to make a life in Wyoming for twenty years, while my siblings all moved on to find better jobs and more realistic incomes just across the state line. I finally moved on as well, and I couldn't be happier. Wyoming is slowly suffocating itself and its infrastructure through the legislature's ridiculous focus on keeping taxes low. Eventually, Wyoming will become significantly more moderate as the elderly conservatives die off, and the state is faced with no young people to keep an economy going.
But that news doesn't give Republicans permission to slack, she said. The party still must work hard to win elections.
Many Wyomingites also want more protections for worker safety, Van Ausdall said. In the end, the definition of conservatism is relative.
were polled, Gallup said.
Frank Newport, Gallup editor in chief, said in a video that more Americans identify themselves as conservatives than as moderates or liberals.
The sum of conservatives, moderates and liberals in Wyoming is 96.9 percent because of how the pollsters rounded numbers, Gallup spokeswoman Lauren Kannry said.
Foster, the Natrona County Republican Party chairwoman,noted that in addition to Wyoming being the most conservative in Nike Cortez Nylon Red
Gallup's 2013 poll was the result of telephone interviews from Jan. 2, 2013 to Dec. 29 during calls that asked a wide range of questions. In Wyoming, 525 people Nike Cortez Classic Red Blue
too, he said.
Democratic candidates gain traction by focusing on issues over party, especially issues that the GOP has neglected, such as Medicaid expansion, which would initially save Wyoming money, she said. Saving money is a "solidly responsible, what used to be a conservative position," Van Ausdall said.
Louis Vuitton Belt Men
Nike Classic Cortez Trainers In White
Gucci Belt Design
Nike Cortez Classic
Nike Classic Cortez
Gucci Belt Ebay Uk
Mens Nike Cortez
Nike Cortez Shoes
Nike Cortez White Australia
Nike Cortez Classic Lux
Hermes Belt Black On Black
Nike Cortez Brown Leather
Nike Classic Cortez Pink
Hermes Belt New Model
Nike Cortez Classic White Black