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Politics & Voting in Waco, Texas

The Political Climate in Waco, TX is Leaning liberal.

McLennan County, TX is Somewhat conservative. In McLennan County, TX 34.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 61.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 4.7% voted Independent.

McLennan county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, McLennan county remained strongly Republican, 61.0% to 34.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Waco, TX is Leaning liberal

McLennan County, Texas is Somewhat conservative.

Waco Metro Area is Leaning 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.

Waco, 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 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 Waco, TX

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 6,487 contributions totaling $1,019,634 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $157 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,922 contributions totaling $958,796 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $244 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MCLENNAN COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
MCLENNAN COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING
MCLENNAN COUNTY, TEXAS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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