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Politics & Voting in Fort Myers, Florida

The Political Climate in Fort Myers, FL is Leaning liberal.

Lee County, FL is Leaning conservative. In Lee County, FL 37.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 58.1% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.0% voted Independent.

Lee county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Lee county remained strongly Republican, 58.1% to 37.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Fort Myers, FL is Leaning liberal

Lee County, Florida is Leaning conservative.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area is Leaning 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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Fort Myers, Florida: R R 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Fort Myers, FL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 15,442 contributions totaling $1,333,678 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $86 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 5,177 contributions totaling $1,803,271 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $348 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Fort Myers    50 Reviews
    Why I love my Fort Myers, FL home (from Northeast) - 3/17/2017
    The beaches, tropical climate, nature, active outdoor "island" lifestyle are main reasons we moved here, but the people are what keep us here and make it home. The... Read More

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    Fort Myers- a perspective from a teen to nearly re - 8/15/2015
    I have lived in Fort Myers 36 years. We came here when I was in high school. It has changed so much- from a small town with little shopping or transportation to a... Read More

    Thomas A. Edison said it Best - 3/9/2015
    He said, "There is only one Ft. Myers and 90 million people are going to find it out." The population of the U.S. was 90 million at the time. I ask could a man of... Read More


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