Take New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles as examples. Don't get me wrong, I like those places and I like the people that live there. But all too often many of them tell me how screwed up education is, how the city is corrupt, and how taxes are destroying their way of life. You'll hear this from the advantaged people as much as from the poor and disadvantaged people.
On the other hand, places like Texas have less polar education quality, the cities are still corrupt, but the taxes are lower (yeah!). The conservatives often vote against policies that seem crazy to the liberals. They won't pay for better schools, they don't want new city halls, and they could care less about hospital improvements. The reason I've heard from many conservatives is that most often in the past, such funds went to administration, capital and profit rather than actual improvements.
In a nutshell, political leanings don't matter, the only thing that matters is liberty and freedom. Being able to choose where, how and what you live is more important than planning, administration and politics that grows out of the established leadership. Those that choose to can make the life they want in a vast array of places and opportunities offered in the world. Different places allow similar people to fit better and be happy together. When one group becomes too powerful and attempts to impose their worldview on others you create more divisive and intrusive governments.