Even though this state has a reputation for being some liberal-Left Commie nightmare state, I actually live here in California, and almost everyone I meet is some species of conservative. Almost everyone you meet who has an actual ideological political opinion will be a Trumpist ideological conservative.
There’s no such thing as a White liberal in this area. There are some White liberal Democrats in the mountains, but they’re not very liberal. I am not sure that is what red-staters think of when they think of liberal loonies, but your typical California liberal Democrat isn’t even very liberal, much less a liberal loony. They’re about as liberal as Obama or Hillary. In other words, they’re practically Republicans.
Where I live, those who are liberal tend to be depoliticized Hispanics who vote Democrat out of habit without even knowing what it stands for. If you try to engage them on any type of political conversation, you will soon be lost because they have no knowledge of US politics.
The Blacks vote Democrat out of habit and are actually more politically intelligent than Hispanics despite having lower IQ’s, which is interesting. However, even they do not seem to know much about US politics.
The only people politically savvy enough to have political conversations with around here are Trumpist Republicans, and there are many of them. Even in this town, I would guess that most Whites are Trumpist Republicans.
The Sierra Nevada from the foothills on up is 100% White and 100% Trumpist Republican.
Most of the places I have lived in California over my lifetime have been very White and profoundly conservative.
The idea that California is some sort of leftwing loony bin is much mistaken. The Whites here in California have long been extremely conservative. This state birthed the monstrosity called Ronald Reagan after all.
And this year, but the very first time in decades, a majority of California Whites voted for a Democratic President. California Whites have been voting for Republicans for President, Congress, Legislature, State Senate and all other offices for decades now.
The liberal loony California tends to be mostly in the Bay Area.
LA is a lot less liberal, and when I lived there, most people around me were hardcore conservatives, even when I left in 1990. I’m not sure what LA is like now, but political charts show that LA is far more conservative than the Bay Area.
Orange County has always been the most conservative part of the state. In fact, it was always one of the most conservative parts of the entire US. It is starting to go over lately, but the process will be slow, and it is still quite conservative here in a lot of the county.
The Inland Empire of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties has always been deeply conservative, with a reputation for being made up of violent ultra-patriotic gun-wielding, pickup truck driving, liberal-ass-kicking White working class bikers and rednecks. I have a feeling this might be changing, but I don’t have any good figures. I spent a lot of time in many of these cities in the late 1980’s, and it was still deeply conservative at that time.
The High Desert has always been quite conservative. It is starting to go over, but it is still mostly conservative. This has the same violent redneck population as the Inland Empire with an even more government-hating tinge to it.
San Diego has been a deeply conservative Navy town forever. In recent years, it has started to go over. However, many of the wealthier and heavily White beach towns to the north are still very conservative.
The Central Coast is more conservative than LA and less so than the Bay Area. Even in on the Central Coast, there are many wildly conservative people.
The Central Valley is the most rightwing part of California. Most of the Whites here are indistinguishable from Whites you would meet in Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, or Indiana.
The North Coast is a mixed bag. The North Bay up to Napa and Santa Rosa is not a lot different from the Bay Area.
Sacramento is about the same as the North Coast, but there are many profoundly conservative people in that city.
The Sacramento Valley is as conservative as the San Joaquin Valley if not much worse. But nobody much lives there.
The North Coast is incredibly conservative mixed with liberal to out and out Leftist. Mostly the conservatives are in power, but the city council of Eureka recently went hard left. But for the most part, nobody really lives there.
The mountains of North Central and Northeastern California are the most conservative part of the state. Cowboys, cows, ranchers, rednecks, loggers, 4 wheel drives, extreme Protestantism, guns, and government hatred are everywhere, and you might as well be in Wyoming or Idaho. In fact, a lot of this part of the state actually looks like the Intermountain or Great Basin West, so you could be excused for thinking you were actually in one of those states. This sad tendency is leavened by the fact that hardly anybody lives here.