Blame it on the moderates.
A Gallup survey has found that overall Americans are more likely to identify themselves as conservative than liberal by 14.6 percentage points (36.8 percent vs. 22.2 percent), but they also lean Democrat by 5.1 percentage points over Republican (44.2 percent vs. 39.1 percent). It must be those 36.6 percent who call themselves moderate but vote for liberal Democrats.
“The most conservative states are located primarily in the South and West, while the most liberal states are found on the East and West Coasts of the United States, with the exception of Hawaii. The top 10 liberal states all voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, while the top 10 conservative states all voted for the Republican nominees — John McCain and Mitt Romney, respectively — in those years,” Gallup reports.
Nevada, like the nation, tilts conservative but still leans Democrat when those “moderates” show their true colors. Go figure.
Gallup has an interactive map showing the political breakdown state by state.
Perhaps this helps explain why all the liberal media are losing circulation and audience.