Do Any Big Cities Vote Politically Conservative?




Although cities notoriously lean left in America, with Republican voter concentrations predominating in more rural and suburban locales, a few cities match their cosmopolitan qualities with conservative values. Based on Presidential Election data, below is a ranking of the only major cities in America in which the county containing the core city within a large metropolitan area leans to the right:


Percentages indicate the percentage of votes cast for President Trump in the jurisdiction:


1. Greenville

Greenville County (Greenville) = 63%


2. Tulsa

Tulsa County (Tulsa) = 62%


3. Fort Wayne

Allen County (Fort Wayne) = 60%


4. Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City County (Oklahoma City) = 56%


5. Boise

Ada County (Boise) = 55%


6. Jacksonville

Duval County (Jacksonville) = 51%



In addition to these cities, several other metropolitan areas lean to the right across the Metropolitan area, although their core county leans left:


7. Birmingham

Core county = 46%

Rest of Metro = 80%


8. Cincinnati

Core county = 45%

Rest of Metro = 69%


9. Nashville

Core county = 36%

Rest of Metro = 71%


10. Dayton

Core county = 49%

Rest of Metro = 69%


11. Salt Lake City

Core county = 44%

Rest of Metro = 71%


12. Indianapolis

Core county = 38%

Rest of Metro = 68%


13. Omaha

Core county = 49%

Rest of Metro = 65%


14. Little Rock

Core county = 41%

Rest of Metro = 69%


15. Dallas

Core county = 36%

Rest of Metro = 63%


16. Greensboro

Core county = 40%

Rest of Metro = 62%


17. Louisville

Core county = 43%

Rest of Metro = 68%


18. Pittsburgh

Core county = 41%

Rest of Metro = 66%


19. Charlotte

Core county = 35%

Rest of Metro = 65%


20. Tampa

Core county = 47%

Rest of Metro = 55%



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