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Politics & Voting in Berkeley, California

The Political Climate in Berkeley, CA is Strongly liberal.

Alameda County, CA is Strongly liberal. In Alameda County, CA 78.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 14.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.4% voted Independent.

Alameda county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Alameda county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 78.1% to 14.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Berkeley, CA is Strongly liberal

Alameda County, California is Strongly liberal.

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 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.

Berkeley, 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 Berkeley, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 167,499 contributions totaling $26,942,141 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $161 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,128 contributions totaling $1,148,596 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $278 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
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ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    No more hippie love here - 4/23/2011
    The 60's have left Berkeley and now it is about MONEY...and the people there have plenty of it and nice hybrid cars (looks like 2 per household) and with a great bicycle... Read More

    Berkeley, California is wonderful - 10/4/2010
    The climate in the Bay Area, Berkeley, California is wonderful. You get the ocean breeze coming through the Golden Gate Bridge and in over the bay and right through my... Read More


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