Connecticut is 4th most liberal state

    Connecticut is the fourth most liberal state, according to a recent Gallop poll, with nearly three in 10 voters calling themselves liberal.

    Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont are more liberal than Connecticut; Delaware is equally liberal.

    About 40 percent of Connecticut residents call themselves moderate. Although conservatives slightly outnumber liberals in Connecticut, it is a very small advantage for conservatives, especially when compared with the rest of the country.

    Only two states, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have more liberals than conservatives. In Connecticut the two groups nearly cancel out.

    Across the country, for every two liberals there are slightly more than three conservatives.

    The findings show that more Americans reported themselves as liberal in 2012 than in 2011.

    A separate Gallop poll ranked Connecticut as the 5th most Democratic state.