Right after Election Day, Curbed SF parsed which neighborhoods in San Francisco cast the most ballots for President-Elect Donald Trump.
But that’s a potentially misleading statistic. Although the final results (released on Thursday) show that more than 37,000 San Franciscans voted the Trump/Pence ticket, that’s only 9.23 percent of ballots and well less than three percent of the city’s voting age population.
So, even where Trump is popular in San Francisco, he’s phenomenally unpopular. In fact, the larger SF-Oakland-Hayward area was the most staunchly pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump political hot spot in the entire country.
But for the curious, a Trump density map prepped by political consultant Jim Stearns, and featured in the San Francisco Examiner, lays out the concentration of contrarians:
Again, even in those neighborhoods where he did the best, Trump got relatively little support.
Voting district 9723, in the wealthy area around Lake Merced, had the highest density of Trump boosters, but that still only comes out to 96 votes, versus 263 for Clinton.
The overall trend more or less corresponds to what we observed the day after the election: The president-elect is less unpopular on the city’s west side and particularly the southwest side, while enjoying some slender support in places like Pac Heights, the Marina, and Sea Cliff.
(Also one smidgen of support in tiny precinct 7512 near Alamo Square, where Trump picked up 71 votes to Clinton’s 586.)
In no neighborhood was Trump anywhere near a favorite, which is hardly a surprise.
The San Francisco neighborhood that cast the most Clinton votes: precinct 7646, which comprises almost all of Mission Bay and laid down 1,680 Clinton/Kaine votes out of 1,893 ballots cast.
Interestingly, a little over 2,000 San Franciscans wrote in Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president. Sanders suspended his campaign before California’s June primary.
The neighborhood still feeling the Bern the most: precinct 7619, a patch of SoMa east of South Van Ness and west of 8th Street, where Sanders received 15 votes.
And in absolute, definitive last place in the city’s presidential contest: Socialist Equality Party candidate Jerry White, who got five votes citywide: one in Hayes Valley, one in the Tenderloin, one in the Castro, and two in the Outer Richmond.