Bethesda, Maryland 

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Politics & Voting in Bethesda, Maryland

The Political Climate in Bethesda, MD is Somewhat liberal.

Montgomery County, MD is Moderately liberal. In Montgomery County, MD 74.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 19.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.9% voted Independent.

Montgomery county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.7% to 19.4%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Bethesda, MD is Somewhat liberal

Montgomery County, Maryland is Moderately liberal.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is Moderately 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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Bethesda, Maryland: 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 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 Bethesda, MD

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 123,424 contributions totaling $64,866,868 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $526 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 8,445 contributions totaling $6,188,568 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $733 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND POLITICS VOTING
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND POLITICS VOTING
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Bethesda    11 Reviews
    Bethesda expensive place to liove - 8/17/2015
    Amenities are plentiful, but costs continue to rise as do local and state taxes. Overall not a friendly place to... Read More

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    Great schools, good eating, nice blend of burbs an - 1/29/2008
    Essentially an upscale suburb of Washington DC. Public transport is easy, there's plenty to do (though with none of the edginess of living closer in DC) and it's minutes... Read More

    Real Cost of LIving in Bethesda - 8/26/2007
    We are a couple with no children about to move to Bethesda and seem to only find data on cost of living index comparisons between Bethesda and other cities. We are... Read More


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