Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, District of Columbia 

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Politics & Voting in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, District of Columbia

The Political Climate in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

In Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area 68.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 25.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.9% voted Independent.

The Washington metro area voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, the Washington metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 68.8% to 25.4%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area is Moderately liberal

District of Columbia is Very liberal.

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.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia: 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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,014,907 contributions totaling $626,490,350 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $617 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 153,966 contributions totaling $230,513,392 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,497 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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WASHINGTON-ARLINGTON-ALEXANDRIA METRO AREA POLITICS VOTING
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