Ottumwa, Iowa 

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Politics & Voting in Ottumwa, Iowa

The Political Climate in Ottumwa, IA is Leaning liberal.

Wapello County, IA is Leaning conservative. In Wapello County, IA 36.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 57.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.5% voted Independent.

Wapello county flipped Republican in the last Presidential election, after voting Democratic in the previous four.
In the last Presidential election, Wapello county flipped Republican, 57.5% to 36.9%


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

Wapello County, Iowa is Leaning conservative.

Ottumwa Metro Area 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.

Ottumwa, Iowa: D 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 Ottumwa, IA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,350 contributions totaling $122,169 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $91 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,077 contributions totaling $155,697 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $145 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING
WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING
WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Ottumwa    5 Reviews
    Drug & Theft - 7/30/2013
    Ottumwa has a seemingly high rate of theft-related crimes as well as drug use which I'm sure correlates to the incidences of assault. For a community of 20-30,000, the... Read More

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    No Culture..... - 9/10/2009
    ottumwa, Iowa has no diverse culture. It is not very open especially when it comes to branching out to new ideas of others culture...The idea of culture here is the pro... Read More

    Ottumwa - Pros/Cons - 3/16/2008
    Pros: 1. Extremely low cost of living and housing 2. Affordable place to live Cons: 1. High crime rate 2. Very poor school system 3. Economically depressed 4.... Read More


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