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Politics & Voting in Portland, Oregon

The Political Climate in Portland, OR is Moderately liberal.

Multnomah County, OR is Moderately liberal. In Multnomah County, OR 73.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 17.0% voted Republican, and the remaining 9.7% voted Independent.

Multnomah county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Multnomah county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 73.3% to 17.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Portland, OR is Moderately liberal

Multnomah County, Oregon is Moderately liberal.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Portland, Oregon: 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 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 Portland, OR

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 255,960 contributions totaling $26,517,426 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15,816 contributions totaling $5,250,652 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $332 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON POLITICS VOTING
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON POLITICS VOTING
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Portland    348 Reviews
    Portland gets MY 5-Star Review! GREAT city! - 5/30/2019
    After living in Texas hell for 20 years I moved to Portland, Oregon. It felt like I moved to heaven. In comparison with where I lived in North Dallas, Portland is so... Read More
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    Portland...the cesspool of the Northwesthwest! - 4/30/2019
    I've lived here now almost 30 years. This place has slowly declined to be one of the WORST cities to live or visit. Downtown Portland is nothing but a cesspool of... Read More

    Take time to love Portland - 4/25/2019
    Portland still has the small town feel and makes you feel like you're in a community. The worst problem is so many people are moving here. Great food scene for those... Read More


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