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?
Born and raised, family is here, easy to get around, just too many people.
Native Americans, Grand Canyon, desert
I thought of heat and the cardinals.
Very very positive. Except for summer. I would die there in summer.
Pros: Flagstaff, NAU, Grand Canyon, Deserts, Cactus, Cardinal Stadium, Golf, Good People, No Daylight Savings Time
Cons: Scorching Heat
Beautiful and conservative. Very positive
If y'all have never been (or heard of) Kartchner Caverns, I recommend it.
I've been there. I also highly recommend it.
Definitely positive! I choose to live here!
Best state in my opinion
We definitely agree there. 🌵👍🏻
Yes, even our plants believe it's a stand-your-ground state, and will use self defense. =)
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.
I'm sorry for your loss.
It was many years ago now. I remember that laugh and I can smile at the memory.
Sadly John McCain.
Hopefully we'll vote him out in the primaries soon.
Red. So red.
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.
That's where my girl and dear friend @BamaGirl is. On that alone positive.
@BamaGirl lives just one town south of me. We're practically neighbors! 👍🏻
It would be so cool to meet.
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.
Great vacation spot: P
Grand Canyon: P
Arizona Cardinals: P
Western scenic beauty: P
No beach: N
Too hot: N
Opinion of Arizona:
My second favorite state!
My first favorite. 😉👍🏻
We'll have plenty of beach when the big earthquake hits, and CA falls off... =P
Positive. I like deserts.
The hippies are pretty isolated here though. They tend to congregate in Bisbee and Sedona.
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).
Padres fan here. =P
Oof. Long year, man.
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.
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.
Hot, desert, Native American art, adobe, Grand Canyon-cannot, even when there grasp is scope of size, red rocks, retirees
Sounds great, right...? =)
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.
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.
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... =)
Ha! She just walked in. She seems fairly certain that we obtained it somewhere in Frontier Town....
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.
Only been there once when I was a child, but I guess positive
This got down voted fast! 😆
Sad that people do that for fun
Agreed. It seems like they have nothing better to do with their time.
Positive. I like places like Sedona.
Positive, but it might be a biased opinion.... =P
I know the feeling. 😉