Abilene, Texas 

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Politics & Voting in Abilene, Texas

The Political Climate in Abilene, TX is Leaning conservative.

Taylor County, TX is Moderately conservative. In Taylor County, TX 22.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 72.7% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.3% voted Independent.

Taylor county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Taylor county remained very strongly Republican, 72.7% to 22.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Abilene, TX is Leaning conservative

Taylor County, Texas is Moderately conservative.

Abilene Metro Area is Moderately conservative.

Texas is Somewhat 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.

Abilene, Texas: 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 Abilene, TX

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 2,565 contributions totaling $154,657 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $60 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,572 contributions totaling $1,382,189 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $537 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Abilene    14 Reviews
    Abilene- A truly terrible place to live - 5/3/2019
    There is nothing here but terribly bad weather and winds, no rivers, mountains or decent lakes to even swim in. No outdoor activities, flooding rains or torturous heat... Read More

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    Never been there.. - 6/9/2018
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    This place is literally hell - 4/15/2018
    I will never be able to stress enough why you should never move, or visit, this terrible black-hole of a town. If you are military and get dragged into this hellhole, I... Read More


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