Albany, New York 

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Politics & Voting in Albany, New York

The Political Climate in Albany, NY is Moderately liberal.

Albany County, NY is Somewhat liberal. In Albany County, NY 59.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 34.2% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.4% voted Independent.

Albany county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Albany county remained strongly Democratic, 59.4% to 34.2%


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

Albany County, New York is Somewhat liberal.

Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

New York is Strongly 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.

Albany, New York: 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 Albany, NY

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 17,540 contributions totaling $1,666,848 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $95 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,233 contributions totaling $442,934 to Republican 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    53 Reviews
    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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    Property and School Taxes - 2/8/2015
    The property taxes we play to live in our town of Bethlehem, a suburb of Albany, are very high. We are soon-to-be empty-nesters who plan to leave the area as soon as we... Read More

    Best times in Albany - 1/15/2015
    The culture in Albany really makes you appreciate where you live. This town is a great place to live a life of fitness and well-being. With so many trails, parks and... Read More


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