Rockford, Illinois 

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Politics & Voting in Rockford, Illinois

The Political Climate in Rockford, IL is Leaning liberal.

Winnebago County, IL is Leaning liberal. In Winnebago County, IL 50.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 47.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Winnebago county remained narrowly Democratic, 50.0% to 47.5%.
Winnebago county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican


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

Winnebago County, Illinois is Leaning liberal.

Rochelle Metro Area is Strongly 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Rockford, Illinois: r r 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 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 Rockford, IL

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 10,457 contributions totaling $844,611 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $81 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,449 contributions totaling $570,085 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $233 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING
WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Property Taxes Will Kill You - 5/26/2019
    I was raised in the area and lived here 3/4 of my life. Rockford has definitely made efforts to bring events into the area so there are things to do and they have... Read More

    Making Progress! - 4/5/2019
    Rockford has made great strides in the past 20 years. Downtown used to be a ghost town. Now, there are activities almost every weekend. City government has worked to... Read More


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