Plainview, NY Voting


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Plainview, NY is a small town located on Long Island. It has a strong history of local politics with many notable political figures having come from the area. Residents are generally passionate about their politics and take an active role in shaping the future of their community. The local government consists of members from both major parties, including a mayor and several council members. Voter turnout is usually high for elections, especially during presidential years when citizens feel that they can make a difference in their local and national government. Local elections often focus on issues such as tax rates, education funding, and public safety. In recent years there has been an increase in progressive candidates running for office, which has further energized the electorate and resulted in more active civic participation.

The political climate in Plainview, NY is leaning liberal.

Nassau County, NY is somewhat liberal. In Nassau County, NY 54.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Nassau county remained moderately Democratic, 54.1% to 44.6%.
Nassau county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Plainview, NY is leaning liberal.

Nassau County, New York is somewhat liberal.

New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area is strongly 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Plainview, 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 Plainview, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3,022 contributions totaling $693,982 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $230 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 772 contributions totaling $874,435 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,133 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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