RED CITIES, BLUE CITIES….Via Natasha, It turns out that among cities with a population over 100,000, my hometown of Irvine is the 68th most conservative city in the country. This may sound like a bit of a drag, but I’m actually surprised to find that Irvine is that liberal. We only barely made it into the top third.
In any case, this is a considerable improvement for me. I grew up in Garden Grove, which turns out to be the 17th most conservative city in the country, so this means I’ve moved up 51 spots on the evolutionary ladder since my childhood.
For the record, this is all based on voting patterns as compiled by the Bay Area Center for Voting Research. They rank Detroit as America’s most liberal city and Provo as its most conservative.