San Rafael, California 

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Politics & Voting in San Rafael, California

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

Marin County, CA is Strongly liberal. In Marin County, CA 77.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 15.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.3% voted Independent.

Marin county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Marin county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.3% to 15.5%


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

Marin County, California is Strongly liberal.

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 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 Rafael, 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 San Rafael, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 42,419 contributions totaling $4,561,495 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $108 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,205 contributions totaling $1,210,273 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $378 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for San Rafael    7 Reviews
    Moderation is always good - 7/27/2012
    San Rafael is only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, but the weather is completely different. It's sunny most of the year, including in the summer when the city... Read More

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    Crime - 3/11/2010
    I feal very safe in this town. I think getting stopped for talking on your cell phone while driving is a big deal here. Thats about all I can... Read More

    San Rafael - 12/2/2008
    Cost of living too high. Unfriendly... Read More


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