Westfield, New Jersey 

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Politics & Voting in Westfield, New Jersey

The Political Climate in Westfield, NJ is Leaning liberal.

Union County, NJ is Somewhat liberal. In Union County, NJ 65.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 30.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.6% voted Independent.

Union county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Union county remained strongly Democratic, 65.9% to 30.5%


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

Union County, New Jersey is Somewhat 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.

Westfield, 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 Westfield, NJ

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 4,947 contributions totaling $1,257,052 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $254 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,020 contributions totaling $504,852 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $495 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Oasis Outside of NYC - 3/6/2011
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    Westfield, NJ! - 5/11/2010
    My family and I have been here for 11 years! Housing is expensive, but that is really the only downside (and snow!!!) Seriously, it is beautiful, clean, with great... Read More


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