Sunnyvale, California 

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Politics & Voting in Sunnyvale, California

The Political Climate in Sunnyvale, CA is Strongly liberal.

Santa Clara County, CA is Very liberal. In Santa Clara County, CA 72.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 25.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Santa Clara county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.6% to 25.2%.
Santa Clara county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Sunnyvale, CA is Strongly liberal

Santa Clara County, California is Very liberal.

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 57,571 contributions totaling $11,301,565 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $196 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 5,181 contributions totaling $2,734,243 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $528 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 Sunnyvale    14 Reviews
    high tech jobs -vs- high cost housing - 9/20/2019
    At this point, I would only recommend moving to silicon valley for the job market. Sure, the weather is great and the restaurants offer huge variety. But the costs of... Read More

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    Bad things happen to a once great city - 9/17/2018
    Like previous reviewer, tech company's tyranny over city gov and quality of living has negatively impacted a fantastic place to live. Climate, while super, is grossly... Read More

    Quality of life reduction - 5/3/2018
    I've lived here for 40 years. While the weather is fabulous, For the past ten years of high density housing mostly needed to house thousands of a young up coming tech... Read More


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