“My daughter says that she doesnt know anyone who is voting for Obama in So. CA.”
I live in So Cal (eastern LA County) and it is more Conservative here than people think.
Outside of LA proper and crappy suburbs right out side of it (East LA, Maywood, Bell, South Gate, Lynwood, etc.), you have a lot of Conservatives here. Eastern LA County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and San Diego counties are typically red, with the Republicans pulling in 53% - 57% of the vote on a regular basis. Santa Barbara county is pretty much a swing county with neither side usually winning more the 52 or 53% of the vote.
It’s those large Nor Cal counties that make this state deep blue. San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and Solono counties are bluer than blue where Democrats never get fewer than 65% of the vote and sometimes over 80%. The people up there are loonier than those in the North East!
Nor Cal screws So Cal badly. All the big name elected Democrats in this state are ‘northerners”. Moonbeam, Fienstien, Boxer, Gavin Newsome, Bill and Nadia Lockyer, Gray Davis are all from the north.
If CA became two states like the Carolina’s or the Dakota’s, it’d be a red state.
My daughter lives in So Cal, but her friends mostly live in LA and San Francisco. Yuppies, would be about the best description, I would say. Economically, they are across the full spectrum, from very wealthy to struggling.
Uhhhhhh about 55% rat. Candizce Anderson (R) just won a county supervisor seat and Bill Baker (R) has held the 10th Congressional district seat which is part of the County.
I live in northern Santa Clara County and commute 8 miles each way on El Camino and CA-237. I see at most ONE Obama bumper sticker per day and it’s often 2 or 3 days between spotting one. Our neighbors two doors down have on on their car and in the window of their house. I don’t want to get prematurely optimistic, but this sure isn’t like 2008.