You would be surprised. Just as IL voting is dominated by liberal Chicago, and upstate NY is dominated by liberal NYC, out here in Oregon, the population is concentrated in liberal Portland, and to a lesser extent in liberal Eugene.
Most of the rest of the state is conservative, very conservative.
The budget shortfalls are not the result of bad budgeting. If the Federal government took 60% of your income away, you would feel the pinch too.
DW and I retired to Southern Oregon from the SF Bay area. Since we don't need jobs, the place is perfect for us. We could afford a very nice house, with a view, on 40 acres for less than our rather average house in CA sold for.
And our neighbors are all solidly conservative.
If almost every Federal office holder is a liberal and the State votes Democrat in just about every election (this year may be an exception) I would regard that State as Liberal.