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Politics & Voting in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ is the capital of Arizona and a major political hub in the United States. The city is home to the state legislature, numerous elected officials, and various governmental agencies. There are many opportunities for individuals to participate in local politics in Phoenix. From public meetings to rallies and fundraisers, there are many ways for citizens to get involved and make an impact on their local government. The Phoenix City Council consists of seven members who are elected citywide by voters in their district. Additionally, there are three local congressional representatives elected from the area as well. All levels of government host regular events and workshops for citizens to become more informed about the issues that affect their lives. It is important for residents to stay informed about the political landscape of Phoenix so they can make an educated decision when casting their ballot in elections.

The Political Climate in Phoenix, AZ is Leaning liberal.

Maricopa County, AZ is Leaning liberal. In Maricopa County, AZ 50.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%.
Maricopa county flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Phoenix, AZ is Leaning liberal

Maricopa County, Arizona is Leaning liberal.

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Arizona is Leaning liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Phoenix, Arizona: R R R R r d

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here�s the VoteWord for Iowa � d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Phoenix, AZ

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 123,865 contributions totaling $19,474,015 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $157 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 32,569 contributions totaling $23,055,743 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $708 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Phoenix    445 Reviews
    I pity anyone who wants to move here. - 4/15/2022
    I have lived here my whole life and it used to be not be as busy as it is. It used to be a state where old people would retire in this state and used to be cheap. To put... Read More

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    Never again - 8/27/2021
    I've lived here for a year. I lived in South Mountain. There's a lot of homeless people, a lot ot trash in the alleys, a lot of pot holes, no infrastructure, flash... Read More

    The worst place to live in America... - 7/11/2021
    I grew up in Arizona, and I agree with every, single negative comment here. For many years into my young adult hood I was inadequate due to the failed public education... Read More

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