Allentown, Pennsylvania 

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Politics & Voting in Allentown, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in Allentown, PA is Somewhat liberal.

Lehigh County, PA is Leaning liberal. In Lehigh County, PA 50.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 45.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.7% voted Independent.

Lehigh county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Lehigh county remained Democratic, 50.0% to 45.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Allentown, PA is Somewhat liberal

Lehigh County, Pennsylvania is Leaning liberal.

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Pennsylvania 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.

Allentown, Pennsylvania: 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 Allentown, PA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 8,512 contributions totaling $908,147 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $107 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,379 contributions totaling $1,003,271 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $422 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
LEHIGH COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Allentown    23 Reviews
    Lots to do here - 5/21/2015
    This is a beautiful place, kept clean by weekly street sweeping. A multitude of parks exist including the exceptional Rose Garden and sports fields, and people use them... Read More

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    weather - 12/6/2010
    If you like the changing seasons this is the place for you. In the summer it can get to the upper 90's. Winters are frigid with some heavy... Read More

    Great Place to Live - 4/26/2009
    Allentown is a great place to live and raise a family. We have lived in in a historic house in center city for the last 12 years and just love it. We have two children... Read More


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