Raleigh, North Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Political Climate in Raleigh, NC is Moderately liberal.

Wake County, NC is Strongly liberal. In Wake County, NC 62.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 35.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Wake county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.3% to 35.8%.
Wake county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Raleigh, NC is Moderately liberal

Wake County, North Carolina is Strongly liberal.

Durham-Chapel Hill Metro Area is Very liberal.

North Carolina is Leaning conservative.

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.

Raleigh, North Carolina: r r 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 Raleigh, NC

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 160,964 contributions totaling $19,689,872 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $122 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 27,703 contributions totaling $14,285,502 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $516 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Raleigh    220 Reviews
    Visit and do your research before you decide - 9/13/2021
    I've lived in Raleigh since 1971 so I've definitely seen a lot of changes, some good and some not! I won't say which is which in my review because realistically, we all... Read More
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    Think twice before you do it and don't. - 7/12/2021
    I've been here 25 years. I can't wait to leave. What was a beautiful, charming, quiet town has turned into a nightmare of hundreds of people moving here every day.... Read More

    Bland and Boring - 7/5/2021
    I don’t see how Raleigh makes the top best places to live lists. The people are funny acting and job market is only great if you are in IT or Medical/biotech field. Cost... Read More


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