Oelwein, Iowa 

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Politics & Voting in Oelwein, Iowa

The Political Climate in Oelwein, IA is Leaning conservative.

Fayette County, IA is Leaning conservative. In Fayette County, IA 37.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.7% voted Independent.

Fayette county flipped Republican in 2016, after voting Democratic in 2012, 2008, and 2004, and Republican in 2000.
In the last Presidential election, Fayette county flipped Republican, 56.3% to 37.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Oelwein, IA is Leaning conservative

Fayette County, Iowa is Leaning conservative.

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.

Oelwein, Iowa: r d D D R

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 Oelwein, IA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 29 contributions totaling $8,529 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $294 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 42 contributions totaling $8,270 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $197 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 6/5/2009
    Oelwein is a decent city with above-average schools that is attempting to right a somewhat negative image. I lived there for seven years after living in several... Read More

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