Albany, New York 

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Politics & Voting in Albany, New York

The Political Climate in Albany, NY is Strongly liberal.

Albany County, NY is Strongly liberal. In Albany County, NY 64.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Albany county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.6% to 33.1%.
Albany county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Albany, NY is Strongly liberal

Albany County, New York is Strongly liberal.

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

New York 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Albany, New York: 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 Albany, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 17,540 contributions totaling $1,666,848 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $95 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,233 contributions totaling $442,934 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $359 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Albany    55 Reviews
    yup - 10/3/2020
    I’ve lived just outside of Albany in Clifton Park and its always been decent for me. The town is nice and theres a lot to do. The prices are a little expensive including... Read More

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    Why not retire here? - 7/29/2020
    Good place to retire. Walkable. Young people. Buses. Sidewalks. Feel safe here in Whitehall neighborhood. Plenty to do. Taxes in ny are high,but you get what you pay... Read More

    Horrible Weather Year Round - 4/6/2018
    I've lived in the capital region Albany area since 1976. Albany's cost of living,(with the exception of property taxes,) is reasonable. There are a lot of things to do... Read More


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