Sacramento, California 

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Politics & Voting in Sacramento, California

The Political Climate in Sacramento, CA is Moderately liberal.

Sacramento County, CA is Somewhat liberal. In Sacramento County, CA 58.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.3% voted Independent.

Sacramento county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Sacramento county remained strongly Democratic, 58.0% to 33.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Sacramento, CA is Moderately liberal

Sacramento County, California is Somewhat liberal.

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 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.

Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 74,901 contributions totaling $10,343,780 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $138 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7,298 contributions totaling $5,030,415 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $689 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Sacramento    116 Reviews
    is this the symbol of our state? - 1/30/2020
    The city is very mixed. I will start off by saying it has some excellent historical and educational sites to look at. It is a contractual obligation that you look at the... Read More

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    Bit of a downer... - 7/13/2019
    I'm 21 years old and I've lived in Sac my whole life. I have always enjoyed the K-12 schools in Sacramento (albeit in the nicer parts of the city). The recreation and... Read More

    Sacramento, best place to live in California. - 3/26/2019
    I've lived in Sacramento since 1989. I used to live in the S.F. Bay Area. Never regretted making the move. We have glorious seasons. Summer can be hot, but we've... Read More


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