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Politics & Voting in Princeton, New Jersey

The Political Climate in Princeton, NJ is Somewhat liberal.

Mercer County, NJ is Somewhat liberal. In Mercer County, NJ 66.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 29.2% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.5% voted Independent.

Mercer county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Mercer county remained strongly Democratic, 66.3% to 29.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Princeton, NJ is Somewhat liberal

Mercer County, New Jersey is Somewhat liberal.

Trenton 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.

Princeton, New Jersey: 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 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 Princeton, NJ

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 26,011 contributions totaling $6,119,690 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $235 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,699 contributions totaling $4,388,992 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $2,583 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING
MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING
MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Quick response to crime - 4/9/2009
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