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Politics & Voting in Aptos, California

The Political Climate in Aptos, CA is Somewhat liberal.

Santa Cruz County, CA is Moderately liberal. In Santa Cruz County, CA 73.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 17.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 9.5% voted Independent.

Santa Cruz county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Santa Cruz county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 73.3% to 17.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Aptos, CA is Somewhat liberal

Santa Cruz County, California is Moderately liberal.

Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area is Strongly liberal.

California is Very liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Aptos, California: D D D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Aptos, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 6,307 contributions totaling $600,778 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $95 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 365 contributions totaling $113,397 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $311 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Aptos    4 Reviews
    Best place to live - 5/6/2016
    I have owned a home in Aptos for 10 years and cannot thing of anywhere else I would rather live. I have lived in San Diego, Orange County, Half Moon Bay, and other... Read More

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    Heaven on Earth - 4/1/2015
    Well, Aptos is in Santa Cruz County, California. I love the entire county of Santa Cruz. The weather is fantastic. We have both the beautiful Monterey Bay with lots... Read More

    Beautiful Place To Live - 2/28/2011
    We've lived in Aptos/Rio Del Mar for many years and it's a very lovely, peaceful village far from the rat race . The views of the ocean are stunning and the shopping in... Read More


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