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Politics & Voting in Houston, Texas

The Political Climate in Houston, TX is Somewhat liberal.

Harris County, TX is Leaning liberal. In Harris County, TX 54.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 4.4% voted Independent.

Harris county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Harris county remained strongly Democratic, 54.0% to 41.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Houston, TX is Somewhat liberal

Harris County, Texas is Leaning liberal.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

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.

Houston, Texas: R R 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Houston, TX

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 226,887 contributions totaling $52,178,503 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $230 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 97,935 contributions totaling $99,342,820 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,014 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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