Ann Arbor, Michigan 

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Politics & Voting in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

Washtenaw County, MI is Somewhat liberal. In Washtenaw County, MI 67.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 26.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.8% voted Independent.

Washtenaw county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Washtenaw county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 67.6% to 26.6%


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

Washtenaw County, Michigan is Somewhat liberal.

Ann Arbor Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Michigan is Leaning 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Ann Arbor, Michigan: 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 Ann Arbor, MI

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 56,828 contributions totaling $6,830,832 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $120 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,059 contributions totaling $3,110,267 to Republican 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    50 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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