Lakeland, Florida 

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Politics & Voting in Lakeland, Florida

The Political Climate in Lakeland, FL is Leaning liberal.

Polk County, FL is Leaning conservative. In Polk County, FL 40.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 54.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.2% voted Independent.

Polk county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained moderately Republican, 54.9% to 40.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lakeland, FL is Leaning liberal

Polk County, Florida is Leaning conservative.

Lakeland-Winter Haven 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.

Lakeland, 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 Lakeland, FL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 4,900 contributions totaling $478,190 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $98 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,817 contributions totaling $1,793,938 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $637 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lakeland    26 Reviews
    Not A Bad Place To Live - 1/27/2019
    I'm from Florida and have lived here on and off for seven years. As far as Polk County goes, I think that Lakeland is definitely the nicest place to live in the county.... Read More

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    Tiresome - 5/14/2018
    Perhas if one is from this area, it is different I don't know. It is so dull and seems comfortable being so. There isn't much of a variety of people here, which I ... Read More

    It is what you make of it - 9/22/2017
    I moved to the area 36 plus years ago. I attended public school and my sisters attended private school. I worked for a local company for 24 years, I'm married and I own... Read More


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    33810 33801 33809 33803 33805 33815

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