Marion, Iowa 

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Politics & Voting in Marion, Iowa

The Political Climate in Marion, IA is Leaning liberal.

Linn County, IA is Leaning liberal. In Linn County, IA 50.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.3% voted Independent.

Linn county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Linn county remained moderately Democratic, 50.3% to 41.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Marion, IA is Leaning liberal

Linn County, Iowa is Leaning liberal.

Cedar Rapids Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Iowa is Moderately 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Marion, Iowa: 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 Marion, IA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 7,809 contributions totaling $804,449 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $103 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,629 contributions totaling $540,550 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $332 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

LINN COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING
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LINN COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Marion    3 Reviews
    Good For Families, Bad For Entertainment - 5/22/2019
    I've lived in Marion for ~22 years now, and it has its pros (+) and cons (-): + Marion is one of the safest places to live in the country. + The cost of living vs... Read More

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    A good place to live - 12/16/2010
    Marion is clean, affordable and has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The people here are friendly and helpful. Marion shares a border with Cedar Rapids... Read More

    Marion Iowa: The place for now and the future - 4/15/2010
    Marion is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. We have a highly educated workforce, affordable housing, low crime and excellent education. Plus, there is much... Read More


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