Tyler, Texas 

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Politics & Voting in Tyler, Texas

The Political Climate in Tyler, TX is Leaning conservative.

Smith County, TX is Moderately conservative. In Smith County, TX 26.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 69.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.2% voted Independent.

Smith county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Smith county remained very strongly Republican, 69.5% to 26.3%


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

Smith County, Texas is Moderately conservative.

Tyler Metro Area is Somewhat 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.

Tyler, 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 Tyler, TX

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 9,302 contributions totaling $766,606 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $82 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 11,904 contributions totaling $7,653,509 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $643 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Tyler    20 Reviews
    Just OK is right! - 5/20/2018
    I am from a military family and served my time in the service as well. I have lived in many different places and travelled to hundreds more throughout the USA and... Read More

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    Tyler A Rare Gem of a City - 10/21/2017
    I moved to Tyler a couple years ago from California and I love this rare gem of a city. It is a great place to live—especially if like me, you're burned out on... Read More

    Retiring in Tyler - 12/27/2015
    Pros: Awesome public library, pretty city, good gardening soil, friendly people, lovely historic homes, good medical facilities, good selection of stores and... Read More


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