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gluxford1 May 24th, 2017 3:30pm

State Opinion Poll Series #6: Is your opinion of Arizona more positive or negative? In the comments section, list the things that first come to mind when you think about the Grand Canyon State?

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
05/28/17 9:01 am

Born and raised, family is here, easy to get around, just too many people.

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clmcd42 Texas
05/26/17 7:13 am

Native Americans, Grand Canyon, desert

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JackQHu Durham, NC
05/25/17 9:08 am

I thought of heat and the cardinals.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/25/17 6:57 am

Very very positive. Except for summer. I would die there in summer.

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Mavericks Bermuda Triangle
05/24/17 11:46 pm

Positive.

Pros: Flagstaff, NAU, Grand Canyon, Deserts, Cactus, Cardinal Stadium, Golf, Good People, No Daylight Savings Time

Cons: Scorching Heat

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NKarta Please excuse my sanity
05/24/17 8:05 pm

Beautiful and conservative. Very positive

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presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 4:49 pm

If y'all have never been (or heard of) Kartchner Caverns, I recommend it.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 11:07 pm

I've been there. I also highly recommend it.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
05/24/17 2:30 pm

Definitely positive! I choose to live here!

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Fank BUILD THAT WALL
05/24/17 12:55 pm

Best state in my opinion

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 11:08 pm

We definitely agree there. 🌵👍🏻

presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 4:50 pm

Yes, even our plants believe it's a stand-your-ground state, and will use self defense. =)

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/24/17 12:09 pm

I think of the silver mine my uncle and cousin died in from a cave-in.
All in all, I have nothing negative about the state of AZ, just a sad tale.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 12:11 pm

I'm sorry for your loss.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/24/17 12:21 pm

It was many years ago now. I remember that laugh and I can smile at the memory.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 12:12 pm

Hopefully we'll vote him out in the primaries soon.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 10:44 am

Oh, very. Both the rocks and the politics. The only Republican to lose the state in a presidential election in the last 60 years is Bob Dole. Every conservative candidate since then has carried the state by solid margins. We probably won't be going blue ever again either, because the suburbs of Phoenix in Maricopa County control how the entire state votes. Those suburbs have been right-wing strongholds for so long that it has become culturally engrained. The last Democrat to win Maricopa County was Harry Truman.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/24/17 10:38 am

That's where my girl and dear friend @BamaGirl is. On that alone positive.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 10:40 am

@BamaGirl lives just one town south of me. We're practically neighbors! 👍🏻

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/24/17 10:47 am

It would be so cool to meet.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
05/24/17 10:10 am

Sedona, Grand Canyon, rock formations, Colorado river, Tombstone, Lowell Observatory. In Sedona, the jeep trip in the mountains, and the creek with sliding rocks were really fun. It's a beautiful place.

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hfhgsrjjdf
05/24/17 9:31 am

Definitely positive!

Desert: P
Cactuses: P
Great vacation spot: P
Conservative: P
Grand Canyon: P
Arizona Cardinals: P
Wildlife: P
Western scenic beauty: P
No beach: N
Too hot: N

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hfhgsrjjdf
05/24/17 9:32 am

Opinion of Arizona:
80% positive
20% negative

hfhgsrjjdf
05/24/17 9:33 am

My second favorite state!

gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 9:44 am

My first favorite. 😉👍🏻

presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 11:23 am

We'll have plenty of beach when the big earthquake hits, and CA falls off... =P

hfhgsrjjdf
05/25/17 11:33 am

Hahahaha! ;)

ctskapski x
05/24/17 9:13 am

Old hippies.

Positive. I like deserts.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 9:15 am

The hippies are pretty isolated here though. They tend to congregate in Bisbee and Sedona.

orgblu10 Shamerica
05/24/17 8:56 am

Overall positive, due to the beautiful environment, but far too hot for my tastes, also a few sports teams I really don't like (D-Bags, Suns, Coyotes).

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presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 4:47 pm

Padres fan here. =P

orgblu10 Shamerica
05/24/17 4:50 pm

Oof. Long year, man.

presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 9:09 pm

Sigh. Yeah.

ranger13 Texas
05/24/17 8:55 am

Positive. I've been to Arizona a couple of time on road trips and I loved it. The flagstaff area is beautiful and the Grand Canyon is massive. I also like the arid heat so another plus.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
05/24/17 8:51 am

I love State 48! My opinion of Arizona is positive. It's been my home twice. I love the friendly people, great restaurants, Grand Canyon, all of the hiking trails, the saguaros, ocotillos, desert flowers, Scottsdale rail fest, and the most amazing sunsets in the world.

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PamGH Washington
05/24/17 8:41 am

Hot, desert, Native American art, adobe, Grand Canyon-cannot, even when there grasp is scope of size, red rocks, retirees

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presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 10:50 am

Sounds great, right...? =)

gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 8:40 am

I currently live in Arizona, and my opinion of it is overwhelmingly positive. It's been my favorite state since I was a little kid. I think of saguaros, conservatarians, mountains, desert, Mormons, Sonoran hot dogs, self-reliance, freedom, guns, cowboys, the Grand Canyon, sunsets, and Barry Goldwater. As for its politics, I think of it as one of the most loyally red states in the nation. It's my heaven on earth and I'm never moving to another state again.

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 9:04 am

Oh, and I also think of the red rocks of Sedona, rattlesnakes, bobcats, scorpions, mountain lions, road runners, quail, white-winged doves, prickly pear lemonade, and Southwestern architecture.

presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 4:42 pm

Glux, up there in Cave Creek is a shop where you can get prickly pear licorice. I wish I could remember the name and/or location (I'll have to check with the wife later). That is some of the best stuff ever... =)

presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 4:46 pm

Ha! She just walked in. She seems fairly certain that we obtained it somewhere in Frontier Town....

gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 11:13 pm

Yes, it's in Frontier Town. I've gotten prickly pear-ghost pepper candy from that same store. But I get the prickly pear syrup that I mix into my lemonade from the Cave Creek Olive Oil Company. The brand they sell there uses locally-grown prickly pear and is made in Tempe.

jarod California
05/24/17 8:39 am

Only been there once when I was a child, but I guess positive

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 8:52 am

This got down voted fast! 😆

jarod California
05/24/17 8:55 am

Sad that people do that for fun

gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 8:56 am

Agreed. It seems like they have nothing better to do with their time.

Izzynius
05/24/17 8:33 am

Positive. I like places like Sedona.

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presrvd Phoenix
05/24/17 8:31 am

Positive, but it might be a biased opinion.... =P

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gluxford1 Arizona
05/24/17 8:40 am

I know the feeling. 😉