Bend, Oregon 

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Politics & Voting in Bend, Oregon

The Political Climate in Bend, OR is Leaning liberal.

Deschutes County, OR is Somewhat liberal. In Deschutes County, OR 52.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Deschutes county flipped moderately Democratic, 52.7% to 44.4%.
Deschutes county flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Bend, OR is Leaning liberal

Deschutes County, Oregon is Somewhat liberal.

Bend-Redmond Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Oregon 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.

Bend, Oregon: R R r r r 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 Bend, OR

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 15,625 contributions totaling $898,478 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $58 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,105 contributions totaling $446,462 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $212 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON POLITICS VOTING
DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON POLITICS VOTING
DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Bend    96 Reviews
    Think twice about Bend, Oregon - 6/4/2021
    I am a NATIVE Oregonian. Born here, married literally, "the girl next door", raised our kids and grandkids here. Married for 42 years, and I can share with any one... Read More

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    Bend is overpriced and overrated - 5/18/2021
    I have lived in Bend, OR for almost 14 years and the cost of living has sky rocketed. Affordable housing is hard to come by and apartments are expensive, as are houses.... Read More
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    Drugs. Homeless. Self absorbed elites! - 4/15/2021
    If you read a positive review of Bend, it’s likely from a realtor, which there are a TON of here. Bend is not all that, but the government and real estate industry here... Read More


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