Columbia, South Carolina 

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Politics & Voting in Columbia, South Carolina

The Political Climate in Columbia, SC is Moderately liberal.

Richland County, SC is Somewhat liberal. In Richland County, SC 64.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 31.1% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.9% voted Independent.

Richland county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Richland county remained strongly Democratic, 64.0% to 31.1%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Columbia, SC is Moderately liberal

Richland County, South Carolina is Somewhat liberal.

Columbia Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

South Carolina is Moderately 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.

Columbia, South Carolina: 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 Columbia, SC

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 27,065 contributions totaling $2,540,393 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $94 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,750 contributions totaling $2,248,628 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $333 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING
RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Columbia    46 Reviews
    Good for Families - 12/4/2018
    I am in high school in Columbia and I think that it is ok. I have lived in Forest Acres my whole life and I'm just ready to get out. It is not a bad city and there are... Read More

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    Ideal city for vegans + great outdoor lifestyle - 6/30/2018
    My expectation for Columbia were low after living in Seattle, NYC, the DC area and Raleigh NC. Fast forward 6 months and I absolutely love this pretty city called "Cola"... Read More

    Ideal city for vegans + great outdoor lifestyle - 6/30/2018
    My expectation for Columbia were low after living in Seattle, NYC, the DC area and Raleigh NC. Fast forward 6 months and I absolutely love this pretty city called "Cola"... Read More


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