Champaign, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Champaign, Illinois

The Political Climate in Champaign, IL is Somewhat liberal.

Champaign County, IL is Leaning liberal. In Champaign County, IL 54.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.9% voted Independent.

Champaign county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Champaign county remained strongly Democratic, 54.7% to 36.4%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Champaign, IL is Somewhat liberal

Champaign County, Illinois is Leaning liberal.

Champaign-Urbana Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Illinois is Moderately liberal.

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.

Champaign, Illinois: 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 Champaign, IL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 12,779 contributions totaling $1,098,362 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $86 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,365 contributions totaling $836,008 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $612 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    10/10 - 12/7/2017
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    Nice place to live but you wouldn't want to visit - 9/19/2017
    Actually it's barely a nice place to live. The pros: Not terribly expensive - at one point the least expensive place to live in the country among modest sized... Read More

    City is past its prime but still decent - 8/23/2011
    I grew up in C-U (Champaign-Urbana) overall it is a good place to live but there are some caveats about the place. C-U is a University town and without the Universty it... Read More


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