Joliet, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Joliet, Illinois

The Political Climate in Joliet, IL is Leaning liberal.

Will County, IL is Leaning liberal. In Will County, IL 49.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.4% voted Independent.

Will county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Will county remained moderately Democratic, 49.9% to 43.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Joliet, IL is Leaning liberal

Will County, Illinois is Leaning liberal.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area is Moderately 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.

Joliet, Illinois: r r 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 Joliet, IL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 16,542 contributions totaling $1,058,116 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $64 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,672 contributions totaling $775,509 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $211 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Joliet    7 Reviews
    BEST PLACE TO LIVE - 4/8/2014
    Great place to live !!!!!!!!!! Lived in Naperville for 30 years in that rat race ! Came herE bought a home reallll cheap and neighbors are great and taxes are low ! Lots... Read More

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    joliet the town - 3/5/2014
    its laid back mixed town people mind to them self.I like it at first I didn't but it grew on me anyway overall its a nice place to... Read More

    Culture and Recreation - 6/13/2012
    The West side of town above the Bluffs is filled with stately Victorian homes. Public gatherings on major holidays are... Read More


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