Taos, New Mexico 

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Politics & Voting in Taos, New Mexico

The Political Climate in Taos, NM is Moderately liberal.

Taos County, NM is Moderately liberal. In Taos County, NM 69.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 17.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 12.2% voted Independent.

Taos county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Taos county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.9% to 17.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Taos, NM is Moderately liberal

Taos County, New Mexico is Moderately liberal.

Taos Metro Area is Strongly 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.

Taos, 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 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 Taos, NM

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 8,227 contributions totaling $814,023 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $99 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 263 contributions totaling $35,952 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $137 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

TAOS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING
TAOS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING
TAOS COUNTY, NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Taos    5 Reviews
    Living here full time - 12/5/2009
    Taos is beautiful with much to offer. However, housing is very expensive. Because much of the town's economy focuses on tourism, there are few jobs available in other... Read More

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    Art - 6/18/2009
    Taos has a diverse culture which has helped create a diverse art market with over 100 galleries and studios. From traditional native arts to contemporary, Taos has it... Read More

    Taos Summer of Love! - 4/7/2009
    May through September 2009 Taos celebrates the 40th anniversary of Easy Rider. Dennis Hopper, director and co-star of the film and oft-resident of Taos, participates... Read More


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