St. Joseph, Michigan 

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Politics & Voting in St. Joseph, Michigan

The Political Climate in St. Joseph, MI is Leaning liberal.

Berrien County, MI is Leaning conservative. In Berrien County, MI 40.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 53.7% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.4% voted Independent.

Berrien county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008.
In the last Presidential election, Berrien county remained moderately Republican, 53.7% to 40.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
St. Joseph, MI is Leaning liberal

Berrien County, Michigan is Leaning conservative.

Niles-Benton Harbor Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

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.

St. Joseph, Michigan: R R d 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 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 St. Joseph, MI

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,416 contributions totaling $147,736 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 685 contributions totaling $280,712 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $410 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING
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BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for St. Joseph    7 Reviews
    I'm 27, never thought I'd love a small town... - 5/6/2009
    I felt compelled to leave a comment because other young professionals have left words of St. Joe being boring, etc. I agree that St. Joe is not a great place for... Read More

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    Small town, but lots to do - 12/2/2008
    St. Joseph's location on Lake Michigan makes it a popular resort destination. The city is host to a number of festivals throughout the year, summer concerts by the river... Read More

    A great little town to live in! - 7/21/2008
    St. Joseph is like a little lost treasure on the west side of Michigan. Located near Lake Michigan, it's a town that has a wonderful mixture of rural and urban so you... Read More


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