Buffalo, New York 

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Politics & Voting in Buffalo, New York

The Political Climate in Buffalo, NY is Moderately liberal.

Erie County, NY is Leaning liberal. In Erie County, NY 50.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.7% voted Independent.

Erie county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Erie county remained moderately Democratic, 50.9% to 44.5%


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

Erie County, New York is Leaning liberal.

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls 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.

Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, NY

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 14,406 contributions totaling $1,974,206 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $137 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,177 contributions totaling $1,062,744 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $903 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Buffalo    82 Reviews
    Buffalo, The Armpit of the United States - 11/8/2019
    I grew up in WNY and have lived in various parts of the inner city as well as the surrounding suburbs. After recently relocating to MN I can honestly say that things are... Read More

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    Hype - 5/4/2019
    The average low temperature is 40 degrees and even in the summer you need a long sleeve shirt at night, with the exception of a handful of days. The city and surrounding... Read More

    Friendly place with better weather than you think - 4/18/2019
    I am a current resident of Buffalo. I grew up outside Buffalo proper (by the Bills stadium), lived in the West Side for a few years, left the area for almost a decade,... Read More


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