Yakima, Washington 

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Politics & Voting in Yakima, Washington

The Political Climate in Yakima, WA is Leaning liberal.

Yakima County, WA is Leaning conservative. In Yakima County, WA 39.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 52.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.4% voted Independent.

Yakima county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Yakima county remained moderately Republican, 52.3% to 39.2%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Yakima, WA is Leaning liberal

Yakima County, Washington is Leaning conservative.

Yakima Metro Area is Leaning conservative.

Washington is Moderately 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.

Yakima, Washington: 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 Yakima, WA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 3,824 contributions totaling $249,038 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $65 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,016 contributions totaling $467,486 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $232 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Yakima    11 Reviews
    Possible Relocation - 6/10/2016
    I may be relocating to Yakima, WA for a professional position at a local university. I have never lived in this part of the country as I am from the East Coast. I have... Read More

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    High Desert of Yakima Valley - 3/26/2013
    Yakima is situated in the high desert, eastern elevations of the Cascade Mountain Range. Coming from the humid, eastern parts of the country, I was amazed at how... Read More

    Baddddd - 8/28/2011
    Yakima or otherwise crackima, bad place nothing to do and you know what it has a odor of meth in the outside air violence everywhare, law is not right, drinking... Read More


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