Opelousas, Louisiana 

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Politics & Voting in Opelousas, Louisiana

The Political Climate in Opelousas, LA is Leaning liberal.

St. Landry County, LA is Somewhat conservative. In St. Landry County, LA 42.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, St. Landry parish remained strongly Republican, 56.3% to 42.2%.
St. Landry county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Opelousas, LA is Leaning liberal

St. Landry County, Louisiana is Somewhat conservative.

Opelousas Metro Area is Somewhat conservative.

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.
VoteWord™

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

Opelousas, Louisiana: d r r r R 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 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 Opelousas, LA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,428 contributions totaling $105,846 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $74 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,680 contributions totaling $624,498 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $372 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ST. LANDRY COUNTY, LOUISIANA POLITICS VOTING
ST. LANDRY COUNTY, LOUISIANA POLITICS VOTING
ST. LANDRY COUNTY, LOUISIANA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Opelousas    2 Reviews
    Follow-up to previous, After 18 months of living i - 1/21/2008
    After living in Opelousas, for 18 months I'll respond to changes from my provous post. The 24 Hour liquior sales has been banned, except at the Evangeline Downs... Read More

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    Nice City - 3/2/2007
    Hello all I'm new to Opelousas, At first When i moved here I was like why did I move here, The Roads are horrible , Infrustructure needs lots of updating (Ex. Water... Read More


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