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Newark, New Jersey is a bustling city full of life and culture. It is also home to a vibrant political scene, where local leaders and candidates strive to make a positive impact on the community. The city has been home to many prominent politicians over the years, such as Senator Cory Booker and Governor Phil Murphy. In recent years, Newark has seen an influx of new politicians looking to make their mark in the city. These include activists like Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries who have focused on improving education in the city, increasing public safety, and bridging the gap between communities. Additionally, Mayor Ras Baraka's administration has worked hard to develop economic opportunities for residents while addressing issues such as poverty and crime. With an ever-changing landscape of politics in Newark, residents can look forward to more committed leaders striving to make their mark on this great city.

The political climate in Newark, NJ is very liberal.

Essex County, NJ is very liberal. In Essex County, NJ 77.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 21.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Essex county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.1% to 21.8%.
Essex county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Newark, NJ is very liberal.


Essex County, New Jersey is very liberal.

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

New Jersey is somewhat 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.

Newark, New Jersey: 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 Newark, NJ

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 5,156 contributions totaling $800,106 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $155 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 467 contributions totaling $185,102 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $396 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Essex County, New Jersey Politics Voting
Essex County, New Jersey Politics Voting
Essex County, New Jersey Politics Voting History
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Over 3 years ago

Newark is straight garbage.  More

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Newark's Ironbound is extremely dangerous, there is a lot of crime, the police are just good at hiding it. It usually doesn't happen on Ferry St., but does 1/2 block  More

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Over 11 years ago

I have worked and lived in Newark for 20 years. I raised 3 children. Two of my children went on to college, graudated with Accountant Degree and the other one in  More

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