The Political Climate in Vigo County, IN is Leaning conservative.
In Vigo County, IN 39.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 54.7% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.6% voted Independent.
Vigo county voted Republican in three of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012.
In the last Presidential election, Vigo county flipped Republican, 54.7% to 39.7%
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Vigo County, IN is Leaning conservative
Terre Haute Metro Area is Leaning conservative.
Indiana is Strongly conservative.
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Vigo, Indiana: r r D d 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 Vigo County, IN
In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 2,013 contributions totaling $243,351 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $121 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 542 contributions totaling $253,352 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $467 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)