Living here in CA - the blinkered view is amazing. People assume you are democrat..I had a funny interaction on New years eve at a well to do mansion in Palos verdes. A woman came up to me and whispered "are you a conservative" and was over joyed when I responded. She said she cant talk about politics for fear of being ostracized from the community.The same can be said of the left. My sister and her husband refuse to read anything rightwing. They have given up rational debate or interaction with Republicans.
Not an unusual mindset in California.
Both sides are very polarised.