Providence, Rhode Island 

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Politics & Voting in Providence, Rhode Island

The Political Climate in Providence, RI is Moderately liberal.

Providence County, RI is Leaning liberal. In Providence County, RI 57.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.9% voted Independent.

Providence county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Providence county remained strongly Democratic, 57.5% to 36.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Providence, RI is Moderately liberal

Providence County, Rhode Island is Leaning liberal.

Providence-Warwick Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Rhode Island is Strongly 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Providence, Rhode Island: 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 Providence, RI

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 27,080 contributions totaling $4,554,524 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $168 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,528 contributions totaling $970,617 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $635 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND POLITICS VOTING
PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND POLITICS VOTING
PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Providence    19 Reviews
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    How is Providence RI? - 2/26/2016
    I currently live in Rockford IL and just graduated college for broadcasting. I want to move out of this depressing, negative city and was thinking about Providence,... Read More

    Providence is the most pot smoking city US I've ev - 9/15/2014
    And I've been to San Francisco and Seattle, so that's saying a lot. If you like pot, good for you, my annoyance is with all the people who smoke pot plainly in... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
    02909 02908 02907 02906 02905 02903 02912

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