Barton, Michigan is a small town located in the midwestern United States. It has a rich history of local politics, with its citizens actively involved in choosing their representatives. Every election season, local residents come together to discuss and debate the issues most important to them, such as education, infrastructure and public safety. Candidates for city council are held to high standards and must represent the interests of their constituents. Every vote matters in Barton and each candidate is given an equal chance to make their case for why they should be elected. The positive political atmosphere allows for constructive dialogue and compromise which leads to successful outcomes for everyone involved.
The political climate in Barton, MI is very conservative.
Newaygo County, MI is very conservative. In Newaygo County, MI 28.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 69.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Newaygo county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 69.3% to 28.9%.
Newaygo county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Barton, MI is very conservative.
Newaygo County, Michigan is very conservative.
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.
Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Barton, Michigan: R 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 Barton, MI
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,085 contributions totaling $71,474 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $66 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 167 contributions totaling $40,976 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $245 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)