San Jose, California 

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Politics & Voting in San Jose, California

The Political Climate in San Jose, CA is Moderately liberal.

Santa Clara County, CA is Moderately liberal. In Santa Clara County, CA 72.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 20.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 6.7% voted Independent.

Santa Clara county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Santa Clara county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.7% to 20.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
San Jose, CA is Moderately liberal

Santa Clara County, California is Moderately liberal.

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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.

San Jose, 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in San Jose, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 153,434 contributions totaling $19,156,466 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $125 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 16,800 contributions totaling $4,401,177 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $262 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for San Jose    89 Reviews
    Great place but expensive - 7/19/2019
    I've lived here since 2000. Overall, it's great. Very diverse, and anything you could want to do is here or within driving distance. The weather is great. Low humidity,... Read More

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    San Jose DOES NOT average 2 inches of SNOW a year - 1/23/2019
    Whoever wrote the San Jose averages 2 inches of snow a year must have been kicked in the head by a donkey. It does not snow in San Jose. There is sometimes snow on the... Read More

    I Always Want To Call San Jose Home - 9/26/2018
    I've lived around Northern California and in Chicago and its suburbs. My goal was always to get back to the San Jose area. The societal climate and weather climate can't... Read More


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