Chattanooga, Tennessee 

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Politics & Voting in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Political Climate in Chattanooga, TN is Leaning liberal.

Hamilton County, TN is Somewhat conservative. In Hamilton County, TN 44.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 53.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hamilton county remained moderately Republican, 53.8% to 44.1%.
Hamilton county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Chattanooga, TN is Leaning liberal

Hamilton County, Tennessee is Somewhat conservative.

Chattanooga Metro Area is Strongly conservative.

Tennessee 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Chattanooga, Tennessee: R R R R R r

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 Chattanooga, TN

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 29,060 contributions totaling $5,410,930 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $186 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15,056 contributions totaling $7,637,301 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $507 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Chattanooga    59 Reviews
    Let's get real about Chattanooga. - 3/17/2021
    I feel like the crime in Chattanooga gets glossed over in most reviews. Lived here virtually my entire life and I will truly miss the golden sunrises against the... Read More

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    “There”s a song for you in Tennessee “ - 1/1/2021
    I live in nearby Cleveland TN where I have lived for 20 years. I like to shop and visit Chattanooga as there is a lot to do but they do have a very high crime rate. ... Read More

    Outdoors and Groups are the plus. - 11/25/2019
    I'm gonna try to give an honest review because I didn't do enough research before moving here. I have been here about 10 years now. It isn't the best place but it's... Read More


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