Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

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Politics & Voting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in Harrisburg, PA is Moderately liberal.

Dauphin County, PA is Somewhat liberal. In Dauphin County, PA 53.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Dauphin county remained moderately Democratic, 53.4% to 44.9%.
Dauphin county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Harrisburg, PA is Moderately liberal

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is Somewhat liberal.

Harrisburg-Carlisle Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Pennsylvania is Leaning 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.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: r r 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 Harrisburg, PA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 7,841 contributions totaling $10,979,317 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $1,400 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,004 contributions totaling $364,410 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $363 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Harrisburg    22 Reviews
    It's OK - 7/6/2017
    I moved to Harrisburg right after college and have been here for about 6 years now. This city is OK. Downtown has some nicer restaurants, but still has just as many... Read More

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    lifetime resident ready to move - 12/1/2015
    Having lived here many years I've noticed that some people are very nice but most won't give you the time of day.Due to many years of "lifetime" politicians, the city is... Read More

    Not so friendly area.... - 6/4/2014
    I am a transplant to the area, moved here from Maryland a few years ago. I thought that this would be a great place to raise my children, especially since my family... Read More


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