What is the Most Liberal Big City in America?




While cities notoriously lean left as a general manner of speaking, among America’s many metropolitan regions, which one leans the furthest left? Based on Presidential Election data, below is a ranking of the most liberal cities in America. Among them, Washington, DC, our national seat of government, takes the prize as the most liberal city overall, closely followed by other liberal bastions including San Francisco and New York City not far behind. Percentages indicate the percentage of votes cast for President Trump in the jurisdiction:


1. Washington, DC

Washington, DC = 4%


Surrounding counties:

Prince George’s County = 8%

Baltimore = 11%

Arlington County = 18%

Fairfax County = 31%



2. Hartford, CT

Hartford = 7%


Surrounding cities:

Middletown = 35%

New London = 23%



3. San Francisco, CA

San Francisco = 8%


Surrounding counties:

Alameda County = 16%

Contra Costa County = 27%

San Mateo County = 20%

Santa Clara County = 22%



4. New York, NY

New York City = 10%


Surrounding counties and cities:

Bronx, NY = 10%

Nassau, NY = 47%

Queens, NY = 22%

Suffolk, NY = 54%

Westchester County, NY = 32%

Bergen County, NJ = 43%

Essex County, NJ = 21%

Hudson County, NJ = 23%

Middlesex County, NJ = 39%

Monmouth County, NJ = 55%



5. Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA = 16%


Surrounding counties and cities:

Montgomery County, PA = 39%

Delaware County, PA = 38%

Bucks County, PA = 50%

Camden, NJ = 33%



6. Portland, OR

Multonomah County (Portland) = 19%


Surrounding counties:

Washington County = 35%

Clackamas County = 46%



7. Denver, CO

Denver County (Denver) = 20%


Surrounding counties:

Arapahoe County = 42%

Jefferson County = 46%

Boulder County = 24%



8. Chicago, IL

Cook County (Chicago) = 22%


Surrounding counties:

DuPage County = 42%

Lake County = 39%

Will County = 47%

Kane County = 44%



9. Seattle, WA

King County (Seattle) = 23%


Surrounding counties:

Pierce County = 46%

Snohomish County = 41%



10. Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County (Los Angeles) = 24%


Surrounding counties:

Orange County = 45%

Riverside County = 47%

San Bernadino County = 44%



11. Madison, WI

Dane County (Madison) = 25%


Surrounding counties:

Rock County: 45%

Sauk County = 50%

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