Rock Island, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Rock Island, Illinois

The Political Climate in Rock Island, IL is Somewhat liberal.

Rock Island County, IL is Leaning liberal. In Rock Island County, IL 50.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.2% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.3% voted Independent.

Rock Island county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Rock Island county remained moderately Democratic, 50.5% to 42.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Rock Island, IL is Somewhat liberal

Rock Island County, Illinois is Leaning liberal.

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Rock Island, 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 Rock Island, IL

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 11,495 contributions totaling $1,162,458 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $101 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,570 contributions totaling $632,452 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $246 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Rock Island    3 Reviews
    Rock Island - Pros/Cons - 2/10/2008
    Pros: 1. Extremely low cost of living 2. Affordable place to live Cons: 1. High crime rate 2. Poor school system 3. Not much to... Read More

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    QCA Education and Business - 5/17/2007
    Rock Island has a varied background and contains many cultural and historic areas. It has been improving its school system and is in a metropolitan area which contains... Read More

    Affordable Small City - 12/2/2006
    I just moved here for work one year ago. Moving from San Francisco here was a shock but ultimatelly good. The community is a typical midwestern small town. It is part... Read More


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