Bristol, Virginia 

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Politics & Voting in Bristol, Virginia

The Political Climate in Bristol, VA is Moderately conservative.

Bristol city County, VA is Very conservative. In Bristol city County, VA 29.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 68.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Bristol city county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.5% to 29.6%.
Bristol city county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Bristol, VA is Moderately conservative

Bristol city County, Virginia is Very conservative.

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol Metro Area is Very conservative.

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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Bristol, Virginia: R 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 six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-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 six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Bristol, VA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 665 contributions totaling $91,242 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $137 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 284 contributions totaling $343,906 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,211 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

BRISTOL CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
BRISTOL CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
BRISTOL CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Bristol    7 Reviews
    Life hack if you are new to the area - 3/31/2019
    Eat and live on the TN side, shop on the VA side.... Read More

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    Not for me - 9/5/2018
    I’ve lived here my whole life and the crime/drug rate keeps going up. This area is starting to go downhill. Not to mention the property taxes are... Read More

    If you’re on meth then it’s the town for you! - 9/1/2018
    Lived here my whole life basically and this place is going downhill. It’s a drug area. Mostly people on meth and pills. I feel like the crime rate just keeps going up.... Read More


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