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Politics & Voting in New Mexico

The Political Climate in New Mexico is Somewhat liberal.

In New Mexico 54.3% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 43.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.2% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, New Mexico remained strongly Democratic, 54.3% to 43.5%.
New Mexico voted Democratic in five of the last six Presidential elections (2004 went Republican)


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
New Mexico is Somewhat 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.

New Mexico, New Mexico: d r 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 for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R 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 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 four elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in New Mexico

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 215,550 contributions totaling $21,427,605 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $99 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 24,450 contributions totaling $7,069,972 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $289 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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NEW MEXICO POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for New Mexico    32 Reviews
    back in time. - 10/21/2017
    I m a native of northern california. I came to New Mexico with my companion of many years, due to illness he was forced into an early retirement. He was born and raised... Read More

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    back in time. - 10/21/2017
    I m a native of northern california. I came to New Mexico with my companion of many years, due to illness he was forced into an early retirement. He was born and raised... Read More

    Living in NM - 8/1/2016
    I have lived in New Mexico for 6 months and I cant wait to leave, I have 4 months to move. This is the biggest armpit in all 50 states. The entire state is broken in... Read More


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