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Politics & Voting in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Political Climate in Virginia Beach, VA is Leaning liberal.

Virginia Beach city County, VA is Leaning conservative. In Virginia Beach city County, VA 44.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 48.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.8% voted Independent.

Virginia Beach city county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Virginia Beach city county remained narrowly Republican, 48.4% to 44.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Virginia Beach, VA is Leaning liberal

Virginia Beach city County, Virginia is Leaning conservative.

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Virginia is Somewhat liberal.

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.

Virginia Beach, Virginia: 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 Virginia Beach, VA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 12,437 contributions totaling $2,660,229 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $214 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6,526 contributions totaling $2,819,141 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $432 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

VIRGINIA BEACH CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
VIRGINIA BEACH CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
VIRGINIA BEACH CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Virginia Beach    94 Reviews
    Virginia Beach - 6/17/2019
    I lived in the Hampton Roads area for 11 years while I was in the Navy. It was a bit of a culture shock, since I grew up in a small rural town in Maine with 900 people.... Read More

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    Great Place to Grow Up - 6/13/2018
    I lived in the Kempsville area of VB growing up and loved it. There's no way to be bored when you have so many public and neighborhood parks, libraries, events,... Read More

    A Great Place to Raise a Family - 8/20/2014
    I was born & raised in southern California but I've lived here in Virginia Beach since 1976. The weather is not as nice as California but really nothing to complain... Read More


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