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Travel + Leisure has published their annual America's Favorite Cities survey, which includes readers' ratings for standard categories such as diversity, food, and sports. It also includes style, which means not only are there clear winners in that department (the usual: New York, LA, etc.), there are also some clear losers. Twenty of them, to be exact, and we have them all for you after the jump. Keeping in mind that this list is based on readers' opinions and in no way claims to be scientific, read on to feel defensive and/or self-righteous anyway.
14. Washington, D.C.
13. Portland, OR
11. Minneapolis/St. Paul
10. Kansas City, MO
8. Portland, ME
6. Dallas/Fort Worth
5. San Antonio, TX
2. Salt Lake City
Arbitrary, maybe, but it's at least a pretty democratic list, spanning a range of per capita incomes and including both coasts, a handful of flyover states, the nation's capital, and two Portlands. Got beef with the picks? Let us know in the comments.
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