Daytona Beach, FL 

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Politics & Voting in Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona Beach, FL is a vibrant and lively city located in the Volusia County area. As a former World War II training base, Daytona Beach has long been an important part of our state's history. Politically, the city is governed by a seven-member City Commission with Mayor Derrick Henry serving as its leader. The City Commission meets twice monthly and sets policy initiatives to improve the quality of life for citizens of Daytona Beach. Current initiatives include efforts to build new parks and recreational areas, address homelessness and poverty, and expand public transportation options. Additionally, the city works with local representatives to ensure fair representation for all residents at the county and state level. With a strong commitment to public service, Daytona Beach is certainly an example of how effective leadership can create positive change in a community.

The Political Climate in Daytona Beach, FL is Leaning liberal.

Volusia County, FL is Somewhat conservative. In Volusia County, FL 42.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Volusia county remained strongly Republican, 56.4% to 42.4%.
Volusia county voted Republican in three most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous three

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Daytona Beach, FL is Leaning liberal

Volusia County, Florida is Somewhat conservative.

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metro Area is Somewhat conservative.

Florida is Leaning conservative.

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.

Daytona Beach, Florida: d d d r R R

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 Daytona Beach, FL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 9,234 contributions totaling $1,099,324 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $119 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,573 contributions totaling $2,900,306 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $634 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Daytona Beach    18 Reviews
    Nice place to visit, for a week, then go home. - 10/10/2019
    It's important to know there are two Daytonas. There's Daytona Beach, which is where, well, the beach is. Then there's Daytona on the mainland side of things. These are... Read More

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    Perfect sized town. Lots of fun and beautiful. - 12/21/2018
    I moved here in April of 2018 and I'm very happy. I live downtown on the Halifax river/Intracoastal Waterway, by the beautiful marina and the Chart House restaurant. I'm... Read More

    Daytona Beach: best place in Central FL part 2 - 11/5/2017
    They also built a Tanger Outlet Store with multiple shops. You can find things to do in Daytona Beach. I think the area gets a very bad rap at times due to Bike Week... Read More

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