Tucson, AZ Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 58.6% of the votes counted, followed by 39.9% voting Republican and other parties voting 1.5%. Therefore, this city is considered as moderately liberal and is ranked 187 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 139 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 Tucson, AZ are: D D D D D D
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Tucson, AZ Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Tucson has largely leaned Democrat in Presidential elections. Bill Clinton won in 1996, followed by Democrat wins in 2000 (Al Gore), 2004 (John Kerry), 2008 (Barack Obama), 2012 (Obama), 2016 (Hillary Clinton), and 2020 (Joe Biden). While Arizona was historically a Republican stronghold, Tucson has consistently shown a liberal inclination, mirroring changes in demographics and urban attitudes, contributing to the state's recent shift towards a battleground status.

Local Elections

In city-level elections, Tucson has also leaned towards the Democrat Party over the past 25 years. Mayors such as Bob Walkup, Jonathan Rothschild, and Regina Romero have been elected, reflecting a trend favoring liberal policies and governance in Tucson. This alignment with Democrat principles is also seen across multiple City Council elections.