San Marcos, Texas 

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Politics & Voting in San Marcos, Texas

The Political Climate in San Marcos, TX is Somewhat liberal.

Hays County, TX is Leaning liberal. In Hays County, TX 46.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.1% voted Independent.

Hays county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Hays county remained narrowly Republican, 46.9% to 46.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
San Marcos, TX is Somewhat liberal

Hays County, Texas is Leaning liberal.

Austin-Round Rock Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Texas is Somewhat conservative.

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 Marcos, Texas: R R r R r

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 Marcos, TX

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 16,054 contributions totaling $1,036,208 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $65 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,806 contributions totaling $711,234 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $253 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for San Marcos    7 Reviews
    Pros & Cons of San Marcos - 11/14/2019
    San Marcos is a conflicted city that is growing too fast & too quickly. It is trying to cater to a huge university, mass housing estates & retirement lifestyle... Read More

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    San Marcos Rocks! - 5/18/2011
    San Marcos rocks. Plenty of cheap weed and pretty girls on the river. If you're some old geezer from Minnesoduh on the way to your winter mobile home park in the... Read More

    No Place Like Home - 1/28/2009
    San Marcos has the most beautiful people and places that I have ever seen throughout my travels. I love this city so much that I decided to settle down here and start a... Read More


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