Yeah, Asheville is a liberal enclave in a mostly red state. I have a good friend from childhood who turned into a musician hippie and she lives there with her musician liberal hippie husband. We're still friends, but if we ever got into politics, we'd likely never speak again. We're just 180-degrees off.
I don't have any stats handy, but I think that's largely because liberals are typically less successful. I'm not talking about politicians or hollywood elites. But if you take some kind of median or average of the middle 80% of each party, I think the republicans would be far better off. Professional victims are not successful people.Right? They're so good at giving away other people's money, not so much theirs. Despite the common narrative, conservatives are significantly more charitable than leftists. I don't know if it's because they count the forced charity of taxing everybody as their own and thus don't feel the need to give voluntarily or if they're just that much less charitable and/or productive to give significantly out of their own actual kindness.