Chandler, AZ Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Chandler, AZ

Chandler, AZ voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 50.3% of the votes counted, followed by 48.1% voting Republican and other parties voting 1.5%. Therefore, this city is considered as slightly leaning liberal and is ranked 78 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 240 out of 333 on being the most liberal city.

Presidential Elections Voting Trend

The last six Presidential election results (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) for Chandler, AZ are: R R R R R D
Voting Trend graph for New York Metro, New York

Chandler, AZ Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Chandler has traditionally aligned with the broader conservative leanings of Arizona. Voters backed Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush (2000, 2004), John McCain (2008), and Mitt Romney (2012). In 2016, the city narrowly favored Donald Trump, while in 2020, reflecting Arizona's statewide shift, Chandler swung towards Joe Biden. This change underscores an evolving political dynamic, likely influenced by demographic shifts and suburban moderation.

Local Elections

Chandler's local politics have generally leaned conservative, mirroring the broader trend in the state. While the mayor and City Council members are elected in nonpartisan races, they have often exhibited fiscally conservative policies. Growth, development, and fiscal responsibility have been central themes in Chandler's political landscape.