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 for the Republican Party, 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.
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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party 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 the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $137 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 1,177 contributions totaling $1,062,744 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $903 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)