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 Republican, 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 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 Madison, WI

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

In the last 4 years, there were 7,138 contributions totaling $2,338,183 to Republican 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    71 Reviews
    Nice, but cold Easters, high taxes, very liberal - 4/1/2018
    Madison offers quite a bit for a metro area of 600,000. It is like a small big city. But it suffers these faults: 5 months of winter-like weather (I have seen snow... Read More

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    Difficult Move From Blue State - 2/16/2018
    Since they passed Act 10 in 2007 they have done away with collective bargaining and many protective measurers for workers have been eliminated, like reductions of... Read More

    Very quickly becoming unaffordable. - 1/22/2018
    I call it the most conservative liberal city in the US. After living here 35+ years I've seen the best and worst. There has been a boom in Dane County recently with much... Read More


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