Hillsborough, New Jersey 

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Politics & Voting in Hillsborough, New Jersey

The Political Climate in Hillsborough, NJ is Leaning liberal.

Somerset County, NJ is Leaning liberal. In Somerset County, NJ 54.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.7% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.8% voted Independent.

Somerset county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Somerset county remained strongly Democratic, 54.5% to 41.7%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Hillsborough, NJ is Leaning liberal

Somerset County, New Jersey is Leaning liberal.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

New Jersey is Moderately 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Hillsborough, New Jersey: r r 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 Hillsborough, NJ

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,259 contributions totaling $125,842 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $100 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 397 contributions totaling $165,607 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $417 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING
SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING
SOMERSET COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Hillsborough    3 Reviews
    Best of the country life, close enough to the city - 12/20/2011
    Hillsborough is bucolic, many acres still used for farming, but lots of developments as well. The school system is rated very highly, and the community is somewhat... Read More

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    Hillsborough Quality of Life - 9/20/2009
    Hillsborough is close enough to major metropolitan areas of NYC and Philly, and has a wealth of excellent restaurants and cultural activities within a ten-mile radius.... Read More

    housing and construction - 10/28/2008
    New housing is not at a stand still, and in Hillsborough new homes are still selling! Although things are tight in the housing market there are still houses being bought... Read More


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