New Orleans, LA Voting


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New Orleans, Louisiana is a vibrant and culturally-rich city that has a deep history of politics. The politics in New Orleans are shaped by the citizens who are passionate about their city and its future. These citizens vote in local elections to shape their political landscape and have been responsible for electing some of the most effective leaders to represent them on the state, federal, and even international levels. From mayors to senators, New Orleans has elected officials from all political backgrounds that strive to make positive changes for the city. Through these elected offices, residents have control over local issues such as public safety, education, infrastructure improvements, and economic development. Residents also work together through organizations like neighborhood associations or non-profits to create solutions to long-term problems. With this spirit of civic engagement driving their politics, New Orleans continues to be an exceptional place to live with an ever-growing sense of community and pride in its future.

The political climate in New Orleans, LA is strongly liberal.

Orleans County, LA is very liberal. In Orleans County, LA 83.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 15.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Orleans parish remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 83.1% to 15.0%.
Orleans county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

New Orleans, LA is strongly liberal.

Orleans County, Louisiana is very liberal.

New Orleans-Metairie Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Louisiana 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

New Orleans, Louisiana: 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 New Orleans, LA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 26,895 contributions totaling $4,602,478 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $171 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,615 contributions totaling $6,571,886 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,424 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Orleans County, Louisiana Politics Voting
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Over 1 years ago

I have lived in NOLA for 6 years. Like all cities, you must take the good with the bad. It is more expensive than what you read about on the internet. The drivers are  More

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Over 2 years ago

I've lived here for going on 3 years. The person who lives with me wanted us to move here. It got old for me very soon after we moved here. Neither of us like it.   More

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Lived here 20 years, transplant from a dank Midwestern metropolis. For the first 15 years I was pretty much one of those rabid people foaming at the mouth whenever  More

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