Huntington Beach, California 

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Politics & Voting in Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach, CA is a vibrant beach city with a population of over 200,000 people and is politically active in the region. The people of Huntington Beach are passionate about making their city an even better place to live through political action. The city has many elected representatives and locally elected officials at both the state and federal level, providing citizens with numerous opportunities to become involved in local politics. These representatives work on issues that impact the lives of the residents from infrastructure improvements to environmental protection. Additionally, there are plenty of volunteer organizations and campaigns present within Huntington Beach that promote causes related to education, health care, public safety, civil rights, and more. By becoming active in local politics individuals can make an impact on how their community functions today and for future generations.

The Political Climate in Huntington Beach, CA is Leaning liberal.

Orange County, CA is Somewhat liberal. In Orange County, CA 53.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Orange county remained moderately Democratic, 53.5% to 44.4%.
Orange county voted Democratic in 2020 and 2016, after voting Republican in the previous four elections

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Huntington Beach, CA is Leaning liberal

Orange County, California is Somewhat liberal.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area is Very liberal.

California is Strongly liberal.

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

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Huntington Beach, California: R R r r 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-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 six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Huntington Beach, CA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 24,943 contributions totaling $2,312,539 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $93 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,870 contributions totaling $1,601,020 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $233 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Huntington Beach    33 Reviews
    Clean fun vibe but expensive - 4/13/2019
    Lived here for a couple months now. Love the beach and the weather. Nice boardwalk to walk or ride your bike. Overall nice clean feel and vibe. Only move here if you... Read More

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    Overpriced Dingy City - 5/26/2018
    Overdevelopment has ruined the city, Housing is overpriced - overseas investors, corporate housing, sober living houses (there are many throughout the city) and AirB&B... Read More

    Population incorrect - 11/12/2015
    The population of Huntington Beach is much more than that. It was actually 199,189 according to the city's... Read More

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