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Politics & Voting in State College, Pennsylvania

The Political Climate in State College, PA is Somewhat liberal.

Centre County, PA is Leaning liberal. In Centre County, PA 48.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 45.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.4% voted Independent.

Centre county voted Democratic in the three most recent Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Centre county remained narrowly Democratic, 48.0% to 45.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
State College, PA is Somewhat liberal

Centre County, Pennsylvania is Leaning liberal.

State College 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.

State College, Pennsylvania: r r 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 State College, PA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 10,420 contributions totaling $955,078 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $92 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 868 contributions totaling $448,847 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $517 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING
CENTRE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for State College    26 Reviews
    Some will excel here. Check here to see if you wi - 6/5/2011
    State College is a small "safe" town, you will always see friends, coworkers, physicians, mechanics, supervisors...at the doctor's office, in the store, near your home,... Read More

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    NEVER A DULL MOMENT - 4/20/2010
    I lived in State College, PA all my life untill 2006 when we finally moved south where it was warmer. State College itself is a fun place to be when it comes to football... Read More

    Nice enough town, just not for me - 2/24/2009
    Well, I've been in State College for about 6 months now, having relocated from Phoenix when my fiance got a job at Penn State. It's definitely got some good points:... Read More


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