Baltimore, MD is a bustling urban city with a rich and diverse population. In this vibrant city, politics are an important component of life. Local elections in Baltimore often feature candidates from across the political spectrum, who offer different ideas and solutions when it comes to addressing the needs of citizens. The issues that are most commonly discussed include crime, education, economic development, transportation and infrastructure. Baltimore residents have the opportunity to voice their opinions on these issues by going out to vote at their local polling stations during elections. Additionally, many events are held throughout the year to bring attention to local political candidates and their respective platforms. In this way, Baltimore provides its citizens with a variety of opportunities to get involved in the political process and make their voices heard.
The political climate in Baltimore, MD is very liberal.
Baltimore City County, MD is very liberal. In Baltimore City County, MD 87.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 10.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Baltimore city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 87.3% to 10.7%.
Baltimore city county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Baltimore, MD is very liberal.
Baltimore City County, Maryland is very liberal.
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area is strongly liberal.
Maryland is very liberal.
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.
Baltimore, Maryland: 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 Baltimore, MD
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 64,055 contributions totaling $14,173,658 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $221 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 5,280 contributions totaling $2,492,448 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $472 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)