Madison, Wisconsin 

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Politics & Voting in Madison, Wisconsin

The Political Climate in Madison, WI is Somewhat liberal.

Dane County, WI is Moderately liberal. In Dane County, WI 70.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 23.0% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 6.6% voted Independent.

Dane county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Dane county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 70.4% to 23.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Madison, WI is Somewhat liberal

Dane County, Wisconsin is Moderately liberal.

Madison Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Wisconsin is Leaning 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.

Madison, Wisconsin: 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Madison, WI

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 102,068 contributions totaling $12,522,344 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $123 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 7,138 contributions totaling $2,338,183 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $328 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN POLITICS VOTING
DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN POLITICS VOTING
DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Madison    74 Reviews
    Formerly fantastic, presently bleak - 9/7/2020
    We chose Madison for a voluntary, lifestyle improvement move 5 years ago. Initially, we loved it. Clean, so much to do, everyone on bikes with endless paths throughout... Read More

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    Madison, WI is no longer livable - 7/26/2020
    Grew up here in the 70s and have lived here most of my life. Lived elsewhere a few times, including a foreign country, and most recently returned in 2015. This month... Read More

    Beautiful But Ugly - 5/10/2020
    Grew up and lived in Madison for over 30 years before leaving it behind. In all honesty, it's a beautiful little capital city nestled between lakes and seeing... Read More


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