Burbank is more liberal than Austin, Tx.

And just above Glendale. Or so said a Northern California outfit several years ago.

It’s no surprise then that Burbank would have an anti-Trump parade down Chandler Blvd yesterday, which would have been unheard of 30 years ago (no, not just the idea of Donald Trump as President, but a parade protest against a Republican in office. Or in fact having anything on Chandler Blvd for that matter — most of us Hill dwellers only knew it as a place to get lost on and then end up in a depraved and frightening North Hollywood with no streetlights.)

Detroit, Michigan and Provo, Utah each top the Bay Area Center for Voting Research’s (BACVR) lists of the nation’s most liberal and conservative cities, respectively. Surveying United States cities with a population over 100,000, BACVR found that the top twenty-five most liberal and conservative cities in America come from a wide variety of regions across the nation.

Of the most liberal cities, Detroit heads up the list with 93.96% of voters casting votes for liberal candidates in the 2004 presidential election, followed by Gary, Indiana with 93.08% of the voting going to liberal presidential candidates, and Berkeley, California in third with a 92.76% total for liberals. Other cities in the top twenty five in descending order are the following: the District of Columbia; Oakland, CA; Inglewood, CA; Newark, NJ; Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, CA; Flint, MI; Cleveland, OH; Hartford, CT; Paterson, NJ; Baltimore, MD; New Haven, CT; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Birmingham, AL; St. Louis, MO; New York, NY; Providence, RI; Minneapolis, MN; Boston, MA; and Buffalo, NY.


Here’s where Burbank stood in 2013:




It’s also the 148th most conservative in rank:


In another chart, the vote split in Burbank between liberal and conservative was exactly 60/40.



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5 responses to “Burbank is more liberal than Austin, Tx.

  1. Al in SoCal

    I’ll never understand why Mormons cling to the conservative bandwagon when many (not all) conservatives, religious ones at any rate, outside of Utah would vote for a Democrat long before voting for a … Mormon.

    • semichorus

      Salt Lake had a left-wing mayor for a while.

      • Al in SoCal

        Seems like more and more urban areas, no matter the region are turning “blue” while rural areas stay “red” – meaning unfortunately that the trend of popular vote (and no it wasn’t illegal voters) vs. Electoral College will continue in the near future. That is, until urban areas so far outweigh their rural neighbors in traditionally conservative states that it won’t matter.

  2. chad

    I guess this proves that even the most liberal place in Texas is still not that “liberal.”

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