San Francisco, CA is a major city with a rich political history. It has been home to many influential and well-known politicians, including Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Mayor Gavin Newsom, and current Mayor London Breed. The city is also host to various political organizations such as the San Francisco Democratic Party and the San Francisco Republican Party. The main issues impacting politics in San Francisco include housing affordability, transportation infrastructure, economic development, public safety, and environmental protection. Residents of San Francisco have strong opinions on these matters and often participate in protests or rallies to make their voices heard. There are numerous local elections held throughout the year that allow citizens to cast their votes for candidates that represent their interests. Political representation in the city is diverse and includes elected officials from various backgrounds and cultures.
The political climate in San Francisco, CA is strongly liberal.
San Francisco County, CA is very liberal. In San Francisco County, CA 85.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 12.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, San Francisco county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 85.3% to 12.7%.
San Francisco county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
San Francisco, CA is strongly liberal.
San Francisco County, California is very liberal.
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley 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.
San Francisco, California: D 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 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 San Francisco, CA
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 296,977 contributions totaling $244,561,810 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $824 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 12,159 contributions totaling $28,445,956 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $2,340 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)