West Plains, Missouri 

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Politics & Voting in West Plains, Missouri

The Political Climate in West Plains, MO is Somewhat conservative.

Howell County, MO is Strongly conservative. In Howell County, MO 16.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 79.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.9% voted Independent.

Howell county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Howell county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 79.6% to 16.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
West Plains, MO is Somewhat conservative

Howell County, Missouri is Strongly conservative.

West Plains Metro Area is Moderately conservative.

Missouri is Moderately 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.

West Plains, Missouri: 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 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in West Plains, MO

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,784 contributions totaling $194,160 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $109 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 478 contributions totaling $114,538 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $240 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

HOWELL COUNTY, MISSOURI POLITICS VOTING
HOWELL COUNTY, MISSOURI POLITICS VOTING
HOWELL COUNTY, MISSOURI POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for West Plains    6 Reviews
    Ok to live - 1/7/2013
    Nice place to live, though jobs are hard to come by (have to know someone). Relocated here 2 1/2 years ago, still haven't gotten a good paying job. Cost of living is low... Read More

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    Just wondering - 2/4/2010
    I'm thinking of moving to West Plains Missouri. I currently live in California and have a possible job opportunity teaching at the college in West Plains. I believe I'd... Read More

    Air Quality only 43% - 5/22/2009
    We choose to live in Alton, MO because of the air quality of 75% The reason AQ in West Plains, MO is only 43 % A company there makes charcoal and a very big... Read More


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