Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Political Climate in Winston-Salem, NC is Somewhat liberal.

Forsyth County, NC is Leaning liberal. In Forsyth County, NC 53.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.4% voted Independent.

Forsyth county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Forsyth county remained strongly Democratic, 53.0% to 42.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Winston-Salem, NC is Somewhat liberal

Forsyth County, North Carolina is Leaning liberal.

Winston-Salem Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina: R r 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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 candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Winston-Salem, NC

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 14,984 contributions totaling $1,599,085 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $107 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,739 contributions totaling $2,751,178 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $581 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Winston-Salem    24 Reviews
    Progressive, artsy small city - 6/14/2018
    I didn't fully appreciate WS until I left. I still have family and friends there, and when I visit (I've lived in various places, now in the midwest for about 20 years)... Read More

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    Not My Cup of Tea - 6/13/2018
    I lived in W-S for 2 years while my husband was in grad school at Wake Forest. Our first apartment was on the bad side of town where there were strip clubs and bars on... Read More

    Attractive neighborhoods/lack job opp. + entertain - 8/2/2017
    Winston-Salem has one of the most attractive residential neighborhoods in NC. Many streets are a tunnel of tall trees, medians on major roadways like sailas prkwy have a... Read More


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