Knoxville, Tennessee 

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Politics & Voting in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Political Climate in Knoxville, TN is Leaning liberal.

Knox County, TN is Somewhat conservative. In Knox County, TN 34.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 58.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.7% voted Independent.

Knox county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Knox county remained strongly Republican, 58.5% to 34.8%


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

Knox County, Tennessee is Somewhat conservative.

Knoxville Metro Area is Somewhat conservative.

Tennessee is Strongly 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.

Knoxville, Tennessee: 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 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 Knoxville, TN

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 54,988 contributions totaling $6,014,377 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $109 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15,742 contributions totaling $16,936,711 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,076 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Knoxville    116 Reviews
    TN is bate and switch! - 10/17/2019
    TN is not what is seems. Living in TN 5 months and relocation was a bad move. The state has been anything but enjoyable since day one. The water is muddy and nothing I... Read More

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    Knoxville is charming, but not much more than that - 3/11/2019
    Let me start by saying that Knoxville is a very charming place, and if you are looking for a new place to live that is quiet, has a growing number of "hip" things such... Read More

    OK on paper, but ultimately not the town for us. - 2/4/2019
    In 2017 we had the opportunity to move based on kids stages in school (and one had just graduated). Anywhere really as spouse's job is found everywhere, mine is a bit... Read More


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