Ann Arbor, Michigan 

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Politics & Voting in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Political Climate in Ann Arbor, MI is Strongly liberal.

Washtenaw County, MI is Very liberal. In Washtenaw County, MI 72.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 25.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Washtenaw county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 72.4% to 25.9%.
Washtenaw county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Ann Arbor, MI is Strongly liberal

Washtenaw County, Michigan is Very liberal.

Ann Arbor Metro Area is Very liberal.

Michigan is Leaning 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Ann Arbor, Michigan: 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 Ann Arbor, MI

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 56,828 contributions totaling $6,830,832 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $120 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,059 contributions totaling $3,110,267 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,017 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Ann Arbor    49 Reviews
    Good - 8/2/2017
    Highly educated city. traffic and parking is bad. university culture is nice, not sure about elsewhere. no good pizza! if you're looking for food, I recommend "a taste... Read More

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    Hope to like it more with time... - 3/7/2017
    Uh, compared to my other favorite college towns this one lacks flavor. Safer and kinda pretty, but not the greenest place, it's fine. Good restaurants, music, art,... Read More

    public transportation - 2/18/2015
    Ann Arbor bus service (AATA) is quite good. The Detroit Metro Airport is only a 20 min. drive away and is also quite good. The traffic in Ann Arbor is usually mild... Read More


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