Gainesville, Florida 

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Politics & Voting in Gainesville, Florida

The Political Climate in Gainesville, FL is Moderately liberal.

Alachua County, FL is Somewhat liberal. In Alachua County, FL 58.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.0% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.7% voted Independent.

Alachua county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Alachua county remained strongly Democratic, 58.3% to 36.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Gainesville, FL is Moderately liberal

Alachua County, Florida is Somewhat liberal.

Gainesville Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

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.

Gainesville, Florida: D D D D 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 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 Gainesville, FL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 27,193 contributions totaling $2,239,828 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $82 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,482 contributions totaling $1,268,557 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $364 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Gainesville    58 Reviews
    highest taxes and electric in state! Run!!!!!!!!!! - 5/15/2020
    Gainesville has the highest taxes and electrical rates in the state. The city is run by a bunch of liberals who have no idea what they are doing. Crime and homelessness... Read More

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    Hell drug hell and corruption - 3/11/2019
    I lived here 30 years. There was a time in the 90s when people stated it was bad but really the past 5 or 10 years is worse than the 90s. There is an extensive amount... Read More
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    A Quickly-Growing City Filled with Rich Culture - 3/23/2017
    The city of Gainesville, FL has significantly changed over the past several years. Once a town defined only by the University of Florida, its amazing natural landscapes,... Read More


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