Granite City, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Granite City, Illinois

The Political Climate in Granite City, IL is Leaning conservative.

Madison County, IL is Somewhat conservative. In Madison County, IL 42.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 55.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Madison county remained strongly Republican, 55.3% to 42.0%.
Madison county voted Republican in three most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous three


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Granite City, IL is Leaning conservative

Madison County, Illinois is Somewhat conservative.

St. Louis Metro Area is Leaning 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Granite City, Illinois: d d d 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-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 six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Granite City, IL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,957 contributions totaling $174,413 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $89 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 398 contributions totaling $39,626 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $100 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Granite City    2 Reviews
    Quality of Life - 7/5/2014
    Fair, Cost of living average , close to St. Louis Attractions, air quality poor, steal mill causes lots of respiratory illness. Water qualty used to be above average til... Read More

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    Want To Move - 5/9/2009
    Granite City is not a bad place to live. The smell of the steel plants is annoying sometimes. There is rarely a day go by that you don't here sirens going down the... Read More


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