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Politics & Voting in Santa Barbara, California

The Political Climate in Santa Barbara, CA is Somewhat liberal.

Santa Barbara County, CA is Somewhat liberal. In Santa Barbara County, CA 59.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 31.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 8.6% voted Independent.

Santa Barbara county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Santa Barbara county remained strongly Democratic, 59.9% to 31.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Santa Barbara, CA is Somewhat liberal

Santa Barbara County, California is Somewhat liberal.

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area is Moderately 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.

Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara, CA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 63,499 contributions totaling $9,544,100 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $150 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 5,145 contributions totaling $2,956,412 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $575 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Santa Barbara    47 Reviews
    Still nice but was nicer in the past. - 8/26/2019
    Moved here in 1988 for college and never left. Highway 101 still had a stop light at State Street and was just 2 lanes both ways with a grassy median. Every year since... Read More

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    Except for the price, it's awesome. - 5/20/2019
    I've lived in the city since coming her for university in 1980 (and my wife has been here since her early childhood ... 1967). We love it. There has been change, both... Read More

    A Nice City, But . . . - 5/11/2017
    It's a beautiful town with stellar ocean views, a laid-back vibe and a climate that can't beat. Small wonder they call this the "American Riviera." So what's not to... Read More


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