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March 03, 2021, 03:36:29 AM

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  "Establishment" states and "populist" states (search mode)
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King of Kensington
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« on: October 11, 2017, 01:07:54 AM »

Massachusetts and Maryland strike me as the most "establishment" states.
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King of Kensington
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »

In what states do "country club Republicans" outnumber "religious right" Republicans?  Or can religious right be establishment too?

It seems the constituency for establishment Republicanism (i.e. more focused on orthodox conservative economics and on foreign policy than on social issues and populist issues like abortion or immigration) is pretty small in the US, but establishment liberalism is powerful enough to set the tone in Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Illinois etc.
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King of Kensington
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 10:17:39 PM »

Fair enough.  I guess in the South, in Texas, Utah etc. there really isn't much of a tension as even the "establishment" is rather socially conservative and religious even if they don't emphasize it enough for a lot of the base.
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