Tuscaloosa Metro Area, AL Voting


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The Tuscaloosa, AL Metro Area is home to many different political views and candidates. In the local elections, voters are presented with a wide variety of choices, ranging from progressive to conservative candidates. These candidates are often focused on topics such as infrastructure, education, healthcare, economic development, and public safety. Additionally, many campaigns focus on quality of life issues such as parks and recreation opportunities or crime prevention initiatives. No matter what the issue may be at hand, it is up to the citizens of this metro area to decide who they want representing them in government. Citizens also have an opportunity to make their voices heard through voting and participating in civic activities. With so much at stake and so many choices available for local voters, it is clear that Tuscaloosa’s political scene is full of passionate debates and engaged citizens who take part in making sure their community remains safe and prosperous for all.

The political climate in Tuscaloosa Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

In Tuscaloosa Metro Area 42.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 55.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Tuscaloosa metro area remained strongly Republican, 55.8% to 42.9%.
The Tuscaloosa metro area voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Tuscaloosa Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

Alabama 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama: R 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 Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-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 six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Tuscaloosa Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3,756 contributions totaling $803,238 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $214 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,843 contributions totaling $763,661 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $414 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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