Perth Amboy, NJ Voting


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Perth Amboy, New Jersey is an exciting and diverse community located in Middlesex County. It has a rich political history and currently holds many political offices at the local, state, and federal level. In Perth Amboy, citizens have a variety of choices when it comes to their political representatives. At the local level, there are many elected officials who serve to represent the interests of their constituencies. At the county level, representatives from both major parties are working diligently to ensure that Perth Amboy residents receive the best services possible. On the state level, Perth Amboy is represented by two State Senators and three Assemblymen. At the federal level, there is one US Congressman representing Perth Amboy in Washington D.C. Elected officials in Perth Amboy strive to provide effective government services that reflect the values of its constituents while preserving fiscal responsibility.

The political climate in Perth Amboy, NJ is strongly liberal.

Middlesex County, NJ is moderately liberal. In Middlesex County, NJ 60.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Middlesex county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.2% to 38.2%.
Middlesex county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Perth Amboy, NJ is strongly liberal.

Middlesex County, New Jersey is moderately 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Perth Amboy, 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 Perth Amboy, NJ

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 469 contributions totaling $39,955 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $85 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 39 contributions totaling $5,430 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $139 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Middlesex County, New Jersey Politics Voting
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Over 17 years ago

The housing cost is very high. Compare to what the average salary is. Most young people cant afford to live by themselves so they stay at home till they marry or have a  More

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Over 18 years ago

It's getting to expensive to live here in Perth Amboy and all of NJ for that matter!! All the New Yorkers coming here to escape their high cost of living is driving our  More

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