Boise, ID Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Boise, ID

Boise, ID voted Republican in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 50.4% of the votes counted, followed by 46.5% voting Democrat and other parties voting 3.1%. Therefore, this city is considered as slightly leaning conservative and is ranked 64 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 273 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 Boise, ID are: R R R R R R

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Boise, ID Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Boise has been a city showing support for Republican candidates in presidential elections, though with a growing liberal presence. Republican candidates such as Bob Dole (1996), George W. Bush (2000, 2004), John McCain (2008), Mitt Romney (2012), and Donald Trump (2016, 2020) have generally received strong support. The margins of victory for Republicans have narrowed, however, with increasing Democrat votes for candidates like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden, reflecting a diversifying electorate within the city.

Local Elections

City-level elections in Boise have shown a more progressive trend compared to the state's overall conservative stance. The elections have focused on local issues like growth, education, and transportation, with recent mayors like David Bieter and the current mayor, Lauren McLean, aligning with Democrat principles. Their policies have shifted towards a more progressive and environmentally conscious direction in the city's governance.