Fairfax, Virginia 

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Politics & Voting in Fairfax, Virginia

The Political Climate in Fairfax, VA is Somewhat liberal.

Fairfax city County, VA is Somewhat liberal. In Fairfax city County, VA 61.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 30.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.0% voted Independent.

Fairfax city county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000.
In the last Presidential election, Fairfax city county remained strongly Democratic, 61.2% to 30.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Fairfax, VA is Somewhat liberal

Fairfax city County, Virginia is Somewhat liberal.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is Moderately 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.

Fairfax, Virginia: r 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 Fairfax, VA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 12,959 contributions totaling $1,925,404 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $149 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 3,292 contributions totaling $1,393,298 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $423 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

FAIRFAX CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
FAIRFAX CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING
FAIRFAX CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Fairfax    27 Reviews
    Poor Quality Housing; Nightmarish Highway System - 11/14/2017
    Living in Fairfax, or any of the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC, means dealing with highways that are a Gordian knot of converging lanes and overpasses, making long... Read More

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    High - 1/1/2015
    The Cost of living here is high. Though the standard of living is also high, unless you're making over 50,000/year, it's difficult to both live and build any sort of... Read More

    great place to live - 5/1/2014
    Fairfax City has been named as a Great Small City in the past. It has a mix of the old & the new. The Civil war was fought in & around the city. George Mason Univ. has... Read More


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