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Politics & Voting in Portland, Oregon

The Political Climate in Portland, OR is Strongly liberal.

Multnomah County, OR is Very liberal. In Multnomah County, OR 79.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 17.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Multnomah county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 79.2% to 17.9%.
Multnomah county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


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

Multnomah County, Oregon is Very liberal.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area is Strongly 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.

Portland, Oregon: D 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 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 Portland, OR

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 255,960 contributions totaling $26,517,426 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15,816 contributions totaling $5,250,652 to the Republican Party 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    384 Reviews
    Beautiful recreation, hypocritical people - 8/2/2022
    Portland is a super unique place. It is both one of the greatest and one of the crappiest cities in the world. I'll try to explain... The best reason to live in... Read More

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    depressing please go somewhere else maybe - 4/9/2022
    ive lived half of my life in seattle and half now in portland, i loved these cities growing up but in recent years, its been going downhill, finally moved to boston.... Read More

    Portland. A Critically broken & ill City. - 11/11/2021
    I've lived in Portland for over 20 years (split with a 10 year move to Los Angeles) and it is now a virtually paralyzed city, drowning in poverty and poverty... Read More


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