28 Mar '15, 1am

SF might be the only major city where the young people are more conservative than their elders

SF might be the only major city where the young people are more conservative than their elders

Voters who have moved to the city recently are turning out to be more conservative on local ballot measures than residents who have been here longer, according to a new study by political consultant David Latterman . It's a shift that San Francisco's political class has suspected, but hard evidence has been scant—until now. Latterman, who works for moderate candidates and office holders, used methods developed by SF State professor Rich DeLeon, the author of Left Coast City and the most-widely respected authority on the history of San Francisco's progressivism. (Point being: Their biases cancel out.) Using data on the voting outcomes at the precinct level for fourteen different ballot initiatives from 2012 to 2014, Latterman found that the distribution of left and further left voters in the city has remained constant since De Leon ran the numbers in 2004. The city's progre...

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