Utica, New York 

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Politics & Voting in Utica, New York

The Political Climate in Utica, NY is Leaning conservative.

Oneida County, NY is Somewhat conservative. In Oneida County, NY 41.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 56.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Oneida county remained very strongly Republican, 56.7% to 41.2%.
Oneida county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Utica, NY is Leaning conservative

Oneida County, New York is Somewhat conservative.

Utica-Rome Metro Area is Moderately conservative.

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.

Utica, New York: r R r r R R

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 Utica, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,394 contributions totaling $342,375 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $143 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 594 contributions totaling $234,130 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $394 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING
ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Utica    11 Reviews
    An average city which is doing better. - 6/30/2020
    Utica has stabilized after a few decades of rather precipitous decline. It reached its peak population of just over 100,000 in 1960 but began a descent in subsequent... Read More

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    Great opportunities if you have a degree - 1/2/2019
    I grew up in Utica and it is a great place to live and raise a family. There is a high immigrant population which has helped grow the city and make it very cultural. The... Read More

    Great place to grow up and great place to come bac - 2/5/2012
    The food is the best in the country, great parks, a zoo, it's own ski hill and great culture with the Stanley and Museum. Plus it's the gateway to the Adirondacks. I... Read More


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