Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Raleigh the most political U.S. city

Raleigh in North Carolina has been voted the most political city in the United States -- ahead of Washington D.C. and New York City, according to a new ranking.

Montgomery, Alabama, came in at No. 2 in the 100 most political cities, followed by Little Rock, Cleveland and Kansas City.

Greensboro in North Carolina, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Portland and Pittsburgh, rounded the top 10 in the ranking by Men's Health magazine.

"Our hope is that by releasing these rankings now weeks before election day, the residents there will see this as a challenge and step up at the polls like never before," said Men's Health editor in chief David Zinczenko.

Washington D.C. took the 16th spot while New York placed 89th on the list.

Americans will head to the polls on November 4 to vote for Republican candidate John McCain or Democratic candidate Barack Obama for president.

Men's Health magazine used information for its ranking on the percentage of citizens registered to vote, percentage who participated, campaign spending in each city since 2006 and contributions by residents to the 2008 U.S. presidential race.

The bottom five cities included Yonkers in New York, Norfolk, Virginia, Modesto, California and
three Texas cities -- Arlington, El Paso and Lubbock.

Source: Reuters

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