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Old 11-08-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Default How conservative/liberal is the Tucson area in general?

I lived in Tucson many years ago. It seemed at the time to be a more left leaning place due to the college being there. Has this changed? Would you say (generally speaking) the town is more left or right? Or, are there areas of town that are leaning more in one direction than the other? Thoughts in general?

Please: no attacking anyone's opinions or viewpoints. I am just looking for opinions. Thanks for your help.

Oh, and if there is an area (other than the college area) that is particularly left leaning-mind letting me know where that might be?

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Old 11-09-2007, 06:03 AM
 
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I lived in Tucson many years ago. It seemed at the time to be a more left leaning place due to the college being there. Has this changed? Would you say (generally speaking) the town is more left or right? Or, are there areas of town that are leaning more in one direction than the other? Thoughts in general?

Please: no attacking anyone's opinions or viewpoints. I am just looking for opinions. Thanks for your help.

Oh, and if there is an area (other than the college area) that is particularly left leaning-mind letting me know where that might be?
Does no one have an opinion?
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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Does no one have an opinion?
Well, to me the two heads of the same monster are no longer any relevant concern, but Pima County is generally considered more liberal than Maricopa County. In elections AZ appears "red" because of the larger population of Maricopa County.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:35 AM
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Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Well, according to this:

Tucson, Arizona (AZ) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, news, sex offenders

Pima County voted 53% for Kerry and 47% for Bush in 2004

Make of that what you will.

Ken
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:39 AM
Status: "Smiling in wonderful SE Arizona" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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PS - Maricopa County (which includes Phoenix) voted 57% for Bush & 42% for Kerry - backing up what sierraAZ had posted.

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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You'll definitely find more liberal people living in midtown and around the UofA. The Sam Hughes and Blenman-Elm neighborhoods are predominantly liberal. They're located north and south of Speedway and between Country Club and Campbell.

Here's a link to some maps that breakdown the 2000 presidential election results by precints in Arizona. It's a few years old, but I think it could give you a basic idea of what you're looking for.

fairplan.u31.infinology.net - /ArizonaAccess/Maps/Places_Over_10000/_Bush-Gore/
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Not a huge difference between Phx and Tucson re: Bush/Kerry voters------only about 10%.

It would be interesting to see the results of a rematch of 2004 today.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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I think that Tucson runs more on the conservative side of the spectrum. Maybe the middle of the town is liberal near the U of A but on the outskirts with big houses and rich people it seems to go much more to the right.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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We lived in Oro Valley (Coyote Ridge), in a really nice area and all but one of our neighbors had Kerry signs out. In fact, I noticed that our one pro-Bush neighbor seemed to inspire the Kerry signs

I'm absolutely a liberal and I loved Tucson (and found plenty of like-minded people!!)
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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It's an interesting phenomenon about political signs. I find that liberals are way more into signs and bumper stickers and the like. Last presidential election cycle it seemed that Kerry signs/bumper stickers ran *at least* 5 to 1 in favor of Kerry. Actually, that observation about signs/bumper stickers, to my unscientific eye, seems to have run true as far back as I can remember (the 60s). Very often times that's not a good indicator of the sentiment of a lot of people that are not liberal. They simply don't display signs/bumper stickers.

I'm moderate/right of center, and I knew a lot of people in Tucson that were likeminded. I loved Tucson too. Been 10 years since I lived there, but at that time, it seemed to have a live and let live, laid back attitude that I very much liked.
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