Memphis, Tennessee 

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Politics & Voting in Memphis, Tennessee

The Political Climate in Memphis, TN is Moderately liberal.

Shelby County, TN is Somewhat liberal. In Shelby County, TN 61.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 34.5% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.6% voted Independent.

Shelby county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Shelby county remained strongly Democratic, 61.9% to 34.5%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Memphis, TN is Moderately liberal

Shelby County, Tennessee is Somewhat liberal.

Memphis Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

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.

Memphis, Tennessee: D D 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 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 Memphis, TN

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 51,985 contributions totaling $4,863,639 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $94 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 18,606 contributions totaling $12,061,798 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $648 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Memphis    144 Reviews
    Not Home - 5/24/2019
    I was brought here by a wife who left me. I stay here because of my kids. There are also many good people I have met here, but on the whole I’d rather be back in my own... Read More

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    Total Pit! - 10/8/2018
    I have lived here for 2.5 gruelingly long years. It is difficult to say just how bad the city and the entire metro area is. The city is known for its crime and the... Read More

    A place to call home - 10/11/2017
    Greetings, I find Memphis to be one of my top pics for a place to retire. I love the price of the homes in the area. One would not have to settle for less in... Read More


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