Lansing, Michigan 

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Politics & Voting in Lansing, Michigan

The Political Climate in Lansing, MI is Moderately liberal.

Ingham County, MI is Very liberal. In Ingham County, MI 65.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Ingham county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 65.2% to 33.0%.
Ingham county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


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

Ingham County, Michigan is Very liberal.

Lansing-East Lansing Metro Area is Moderately 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.

Lansing, 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 Lansing, MI

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 29,542 contributions totaling $2,837,892 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,874 contributions totaling $2,830,380 to the Republican Party 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
    Greater Lansing is improving - 12/16/2020
    I first moved to Lansing in the early 2000s for grad school @ MSU, went away and returned after several years. I must say, the area has improved VERY significantly... Read More

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    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

    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


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