Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Politics & Voting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in Pittsburgh, PA is Moderately liberal.

Allegheny County, PA is Moderately liberal. In Allegheny County, PA 59.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 39.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Allegheny county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.4% to 39.0%.
Allegheny county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


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

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania is Moderately liberal.

Pittsburgh 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.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 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 Pittsburgh, PA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 59,965 contributions totaling $19,268,769 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $321 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7,037 contributions totaling $6,385,795 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $907 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Pittsburgh    181 Reviews
    A Flawed But Lovable City Hated By The Miserable - 8/15/2021
    I'm a Gen-X, blue collar man who has lived here his whole life. And I'm talking the city proper. I've almost never been a suburbanite. I honestly don't know where else... Read More

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    A great place to live - a detailed review - 12/16/2020
    Having lived in Pittsburgh for over 30 years, I think I can give a pretty detailed summary of what it's like here. As with any place, there are positives and... Read More

    Pittsburgh deserves more credit - 2/6/2020
    Reading the other comments posted about Pittsburgh, I felt that I needed to contribute to give Pittsburgh a bit more credit than has been giving. I lived in Pittsburgh... Read More


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