Yonkers, NY 

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Politics & Voting in Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY is an important city in the state of New York, with a rich history and culture. It is home to many different people from various backgrounds. The political landscape of Yonkers is largely shaped by the Democratic Party, who has held control over local politics for many years. Local elections feature many candidates who are passionate about serving their constituents and making meaningful changes within the community. Recent initiatives have included improvements to public transportation, infrastructure projects, and educational reforms. General elections often draw large numbers of voters due to the wide range of issues that are important to the city's residents. With so much at stake in these elections, locals remain engaged and informed on their local politics and eager to make their voices heard at the polls.

The Political Climate in Yonkers, NY is Strongly liberal.

Westchester County, NY is Very liberal. In Westchester County, NY 67.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 31.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Westchester county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 67.6% to 31.3%.
Westchester county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Yonkers, NY is Strongly liberal

Westchester County, New York is Very 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.

Yonkers, 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 Yonkers, NY

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 35,754 contributions totaling $13,458,724 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $376 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,099 contributions totaling $4,852,658 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,184 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Yonkers    6 Reviews
    Very pleased with my location - 9/5/2021
    I've lived in this city for over 20 years in the Bryn Mawr section and I love it. We are the closest suburb to NYC. I can go and watch a broadway show and be back at... Read More

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    Great to raise kids but it is time to leave (San D - 8/30/2015
    My family and I have lived in northeast Yonkers for 18 years after leaving the grime and crime of Manhattan (my home). I bought a cute colonial on a quiet street 11... Read More

    Taxes, Taxes, Taxes - 6/28/2014
    Here in Westchester County, New York...local taxes; especially school taxes, are among the highest in the nation...which is why people usually move out at retirement. In... Read More

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