Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

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Politics & Voting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Political Climate in Cedar Rapids, IA is Leaning liberal.

Linn County, IA is Somewhat liberal. In Linn County, IA 55.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Linn county remained strongly Democratic, 55.6% to 41.9%.
Linn county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Cedar Rapids, IA is Leaning liberal

Linn County, Iowa is Somewhat liberal.

Cedar Rapids Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Iowa is Leaning conservative.

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.

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: d 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 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 Cedar Rapids, IA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 11,037 contributions totaling $1,087,430 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $99 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,643 contributions totaling $829,004 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $314 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

LINN COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING
LINN COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING
LINN COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Cedar Rapids    38 Reviews
    Racist and cursed - 11/2/2021
    Such a horrible place. The racism is too much. You cant even take a walk to the park without hearing a racial insult thrown at you. You cant even go to the store... Read More

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    Great place to live, average place to visit. :) - 4/27/2021
    I grew up here, moved away, came back to raise my family and have been back since 1993. I love this city!!! There is SOOO much to do. There are 3-4 community theatre... Read More

    Hehe, I'm in 6th grade. - 5/30/2019
    I want the people who live here to be happy, 5... Read More


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