Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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Politics & Voting in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Political Climate in Albuquerque, NM is Somewhat liberal.

Bernalillo County, NM is Leaning liberal. In Bernalillo County, NM 52.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 34.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 13.3% voted Independent.

Bernalillo county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Bernalillo county remained strongly Democratic, 52.2% to 34.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Albuquerque, NM is Somewhat liberal

Bernalillo County, New Mexico is Leaning liberal.

Albuquerque Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

New Mexico is Leaning 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.

Albuquerque, New Mexico: 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 Albuquerque, NM

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 91,710 contributions totaling $8,178,756 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $89 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 9,906 contributions totaling $2,656,625 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $268 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING
BERNALILLO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING
BERNALILLO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Albuquerque    246 Reviews
    Want to give negative stars to Hell as one should - 3/30/2021
    I've lived in this place my whole life except the years I was in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is a dump with unemployment seen all around and beggers at almost every... Read More

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    Interesting history, culture and landscape but... - 3/25/2021
    Lived here over 40 years. Albuquerque is a sanctuary city, along with most of the state. Most state and local politics are occupied by outside vetted people. Fees and... Read More

    Was nice desert town, years ago, not so much now - 3/24/2021
    Been here since 70s. ABQ was a laid back desert town then. Civility, community, quality of life were exceptional even with the underlying poverty and undereducation. The... Read More


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