Now that we’re in full election swing to decide not only our next President, but many other local statewide initiatives, it’s important to put into context the types of decisions that will be made this year. Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.
So, we wanted to know – how does the electorate stack up in New Mexico? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Land Of Enchantment.
After analyzing every single city in New Mexico with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Taos (Photos)
- Las Vegas (Photos)
- Santa Fe (Photos)
- Gallup (Photos)
- Grants (Photos)
- Socorro (Photos)
- Las Cruces (Photos)
- Sunland Park (Photos)
- Anthony (Photos)
- Albuquerque (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Lovington is the most conservative city of all in New Mexico.
And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most liberal cities in New Mexico.
How we determined the most liberal cities in New Mexico
We started by making a list of every place in New Mexico over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 33 places in New Mexico.
We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most leftward in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted liberal in the 2012 elecetion?
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 33, and the winner is “The Most Liberal City in New Mexico.”
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 5,713Percent Liberal: 78.09%
2. Las Vegas
Population: 13,833Percent Liberal: 76.9%
3. Santa Fe
Population: 69,245Percent Liberal: 73.47%
Population: 22,189Percent Liberal: 72.24%
Population: 9,245Percent Liberal: 60.18%
Population: 8,898Percent Liberal: 56.42%
7. Las Cruces
Population: 100,360Percent Liberal: 55.91%
8. Sunland Park
Population: 14,794Percent Liberal: 55.91%
Population: 9,462Percent Liberal: 55.91%
Population: 553,576Percent Liberal: 55.63%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in New Mexico that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Taos ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in New Mexico:
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Mexico
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