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Politics & Voting in Sarasota, Florida

The Political Climate in Sarasota, FL is Leaning liberal.

Sarasota County, FL is Leaning conservative. In Sarasota County, FL 42.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 53.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.9% voted Independent.

Sarasota county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Sarasota county remained moderately Republican, 53.8% to 42.3%


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

Sarasota County, Florida is Leaning conservative.

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 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.

Sarasota, 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 Sarasota, FL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 28,271 contributions totaling $4,082,161 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $144 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,751 contributions totaling $4,187,959 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $881 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Sarasota    98 Reviews
    Why We Liked, But Left, Sunny Sarasota - 1/4/2019
    With white sandy beaches, a sunny climate and more cultural appeal than many other Floridian cities, Sarasota is a popular retirement destination- and with good reason.... Read More

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    Pathetic place! - 11/29/2018
    In a word? Creepy! It’s really rundown, a downright scary place. I just can’t see the draw to this place! Jobs are non existent. Auto insurance is doubled from where I... Read More

    Chicagoland native that moved here 1 yr ago - 11/3/2018
    We moved from the Chicago suburbs to Sarasota a year ago in Aug. We settled into Gulf Gate Estates, which is an excellant family neighborhood, with excellant A rated... Read More


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