The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area is an area of Colorado which has a vibrant political environment. It encompasses the cities of Denver, Aurora and Lakewood in addition to many other smaller cities and towns. At the local level, there are a variety of elected officials that represent different interests in the area. These include members of the Denver City Council, Aurora City Council, as well as other elected representatives from each municipality. Additionally, there are a number of state representatives and senators who come from the district. Finally, at the national level, there is one congressional representative from Colorado's 7th congressional district who represents the area in Congress. The politics in this region are diverse and often times contentious as people seek to have their voices heard on various issues.
The political climate in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area is strongly liberal.
In Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area 61.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 35.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.6% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.8% to 35.6%.
The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area is strongly liberal.
Colorado is somewhat liberal.
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.
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado: d 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 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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 216,656 contributions totaling $36,157,600 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $167 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 45,108 contributions totaling $27,787,736 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $616 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)