Murphysboro, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Murphysboro, Illinois

The Political Climate in Murphysboro, IL is Leaning liberal.

Jackson County, IL is Leaning liberal. In Jackson County, IL 47.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 8.7% voted Independent.

Jackson county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Jackson county remained Democratic, 47.3% to 44.0%


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

Jackson County, Illinois is Leaning liberal.

Carbondale-Marion Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

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.

Murphysboro, 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Murphysboro, IL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 476 contributions totaling $34,230 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $72 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 560 contributions totaling $220,540 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $394 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
JACKSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Murphysboro    4 Reviews
    A great Community Spirit - 1/3/2020
    I have worked here for two years as a school teacher. However, I do live in another community. I have come to appreciate and admire the strong community spirit and... Read More

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    eh, i like it enough to live here so why not you - 9/6/2018
    I've lived in this town for my whole life and there are some ups and downs for this town, like where some people lives are really hostile and stuff but other places in... Read More

    We Love It Here - 1/16/2007
    We moved to Murphysboro two years ago from Houston and love it here. The area is beautiful and full of recreational amenities. Cost of living is cheap, people are... Read More


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