Lansing, Michigan 

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Politics & Voting in Lansing, Michigan

The Political Climate in Lansing, MI is Somewhat liberal.

Ingham County, MI is Somewhat liberal. In Ingham County, MI 59.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.2% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.9% voted Independent.

Ingham county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Ingham county remained strongly Democratic, 59.9% to 33.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Lansing, MI is Somewhat liberal

Ingham County, Michigan is Somewhat liberal.

Lansing-East Lansing Metro Area is Somewhat 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.

Lansing, 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 Lansing, MI

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 29,542 contributions totaling $2,837,892 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,874 contributions totaling $2,830,380 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $731 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING
INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING
INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Lansing    27 Reviews
    Lansing Is really nice but a little caution - 9/25/2018
    This is a really nice place to live and people here are friendly there is a lot to do and a wide variety of different people and belief systems if you know where to look... Read More

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    Not a great town, but not awful either - 6/21/2017
    I moved here to go to MSU. If it weren't for my family and the school, I would definitely not have moved to Lansing. The roads are terrible, there are next to no... Read More

    Michigan Not for Me - 5/27/2017
    My wife and I have lived in Michigan, including Lansing, for about 7 years. Though it has a few positives, this state is one of the most depressing places we have ever... Read More


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