Helena, Montana 

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Politics & Voting in Helena, Montana

The Political Climate in Helena, MT is Leaning liberal.

Lewis and Clark County, MT is Leaning conservative. In Lewis and Clark County, MT 41.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 47.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 11.1% voted Independent.

Lewis and Clark county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008.
In the last Presidential election, Lewis and Clark county remained Republican, 47.9% to 41.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Helena, MT is Leaning liberal

Lewis and Clark County, Montana is Leaning conservative.

Helena Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Montana is Strongly 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.

Helena, Montana: 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 Helena, MT

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 11,222 contributions totaling $1,192,655 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $106 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 854 contributions totaling $306,120 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $358 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA POLITICS VOTING
LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA POLITICS VOTING
LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Helena    16 Reviews
    Terrible climate to live in. - 12/16/2016
    You can't grow nothing in this town. The wind blows all the time, extremely cloudy and depressing in the wintertime. The sun reminds me of a flashlight ready to go... Read More

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    Helena & Valley - 3/5/2015
    I've noticed some really negative postings on Helena. I want to say a couple of things... Remember everything is relative. When reading comparisons, consider the... Read More

    I call it death valley - 12/3/2013
    No trees unless you go half way up a mountain, no trees, no flowers, no green grass, only a few "lakes", just brown dried up tumble weeds struggling to grow out of dead... Read More


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