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Politics & Voting in Carlsbad, California

The Political Climate in Carlsbad, CA is Leaning liberal.

San Diego County, CA is Leaning liberal. In San Diego County, CA 56.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.1% voted Independent.

San Diego county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, San Diego county remained strongly Democratic, 56.3% to 36.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Carlsbad, CA is Leaning liberal

San Diego County, California is Leaning liberal.

San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area is Somewhat 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.

Carlsbad, California: r r 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 Carlsbad, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 41,794 contributions totaling $4,056,101 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $97 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7,934 contributions totaling $2,419,382 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $305 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Carlsbad    33 Reviews
    The City of Angry Drivers - 5/17/2018
    Carlsbad is a horrible city. It really epitomizes the worst of Kalifornia. Superficial, rude people, traffic is horrific. Angry White drivers with road rage everywhere... Read More

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    Talk about unfriendly - 2/25/2018
    The people here make Los Angeles look like the friendliest place on earth! That is nearly impossible. Go to the gym and they don’t even say hello when you come in. Or... Read More

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