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Politics & Voting in New Mexico

The Political Climate in New Mexico is Leaning liberal.

In New Mexico 48.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.0% voted Republican, and the remaining 11.7% voted Independent.

New Mexico voted Democratic in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Republican in 2004.
In the last Presidential election, New Mexico remained moderately Democratic, 48.3% to 40.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
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.

New Mexico, New Mexico: d r 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 New Mexico

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 215,550 contributions totaling $21,427,605 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $99 per contribution.

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

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for New Mexico    33 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

    Land of entrapment - 10/27/2016
    The only way to survive your stay in NM is to srT home while you plan to move out I came here as a volunteer 2 years ago and have lived in 5 states Unless you are... Read More


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