Louisville, Kentucky 

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Politics & Voting in Louisville, Kentucky

The Political Climate in Louisville, KY is Somewhat liberal.

Jefferson County, KY is Moderately liberal. In Jefferson County, KY 58.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Jefferson county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 58.9% to 38.8%.
Jefferson county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Louisville, KY is Somewhat liberal

Jefferson County, Kentucky is Moderately liberal.

Louisville Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Kentucky is Strongly 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.

Louisville, Kentucky: 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 Louisville, KY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 71,668 contributions totaling $13,504,802 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $188 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 19,569 contributions totaling $11,495,559 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $587 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY POLITICS VOTING
JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY POLITICS VOTING
JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Louisville    28 Reviews
    Small Town Feel, Big City Amenities - 3/3/2020
    Louisville has been my lifelong home and it's a great place to live. I'd really prefer to give it 4.5 stars because no place is perfect but Louisville has pretty much... Read More

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    Area is a great place to live. - 10/13/2019
    I moved to Louisville area (I work there and live about 30 minutes away) about 4 years ago, so I'm completely neutral and have no skin in the game. I've lived in New... Read More

    Dirty and Shady City - 8/9/2019
    Louisville is a town with pockets of charm, pockets of class, and large swaths of poverty and crime. The air is polluted so bad there is an app for phones now called... Read More


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