Long Beach, CA Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 71.0% of the votes counted, followed by 26.9% voting Republican and other parties voting 2.1%. Therefore, this city is considered as very liberal and is ranked 279 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 40 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 Long Beach, CA are: D D D D D D

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Long Beach, CA Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Long Beach has been consistent in voting for Democrat presidential candidates over the last 25 years. The city voted for Clinton in 1996, Gore in 2000, Kerry in 2004, Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Clinton again in 2016. In 2020, it supported Biden. This trend highlights the strong liberal orientation of Long Beach, reflecting California's overall inclination towards the Democrat Party and its values.

Local Elections

Local/City-level elections in Long Beach have also predominantly leaned liberal. While the City Council and mayoral elections are technically nonpartisan, the elected officials generally align with progressive policies. The consistent Democrat trend at the local level complements the city's alignment with liberal values in presidential elections.