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The New Orleans metro area's placement on FiveThirtyEight's list of the most polarized cities in America.

Three of the top 5 politically polarized urban areas in the U.S. are in Louisiana (New Orleans, #2; Baton Rouge, #3; Shreveport, #5). Lafayette comes in at #11. In all, the top 9 politically polarized urban areas — where people live in "political segregation," according to FiveThirtyEight, are blue-leaning cities in Deep South red states.