Columbus, Ohio 

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Politics & Voting in Columbus, Ohio

The Political Climate in Columbus, OH is Somewhat liberal.

Franklin County, OH is Somewhat liberal. In Franklin County, OH 59.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 6.3% voted Independent.

Franklin county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Franklin county remained strongly Democratic, 59.8% to 33.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Columbus, OH is Somewhat liberal

Franklin County, Ohio is Somewhat liberal.

Columbus Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Ohio is Somewhat 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.

Columbus, Ohio: 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 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Columbus, OH

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 93,278 contributions totaling $15,107,623 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $162 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 21,769 contributions totaling $27,794,760 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,277 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO POLITICS VOTING
FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO POLITICS VOTING
FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Columbus    145 Reviews
    Very high crime, urban decay, time to leave. - 9/18/2020
    As a pharmaceutical sales rep I traveled frequently to OSU and associated health care systems in Columbus, in 2005 we decided to make the move here from Houston. During... Read More
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    No good weather or good outdoors - 3/18/2020
    I"ve lived in Columbus for 5 years. I moved here to work at Ohio State University (OSU) after obtaining my doctorate in my early 30s. Prior to that I lived in Tucson,... Read More

    Columbus-Forget any other city! - 2/26/2020
    I moved here to Cbus from New York State about 18 years ago and have never looked back. I have visited Nashville in the past and can say Columbus blows it away! In the... Read More


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