Temecula, CA Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Temecula, CA

Temecula, CA voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 53.0% of the votes counted, followed by 45.0% voting Republican and other parties voting 2.0%. Therefore, this city is considered as slightly leaning liberal and is ranked 117 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 214 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 Temecula, CA are: R R D D D D

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Temecula, CA Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Temecula has largely supported Republican candidates in presidential elections over the last 25 years. The city voted for Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush (2000 and 2004), John McCain (2008), Mitt Romney (2012), and Donald Trump in 2016. In the 2020 election, the trend slightly shifted, with more support for Joe Biden, indicating a growing liberal influence in the area, but the conservative base remains significant. (2) City-Level Elections Trend in Temecula in the Last 25 Years:

Local Elections

At the local/city level, Temecula's elections have typically favored conservative candidates, reflective of the broader region's Republican-leaning. This has been evident in municipal elections, where most City Council members and mayors have been associated with conservative stances on fiscal policy, public safety, and business development.