Bloomington Metro Area, IN Voting


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The Bloomington, IN Metro Area has a strong history of civic engagement and political involvement. The area is home to many well-organized local political organizations that have been active in advocating for issues like health care access, environmental protection, and economic opportunity. The area is also fortunate to have several highly visible and popular elected officials at the state and local levels. These include the Mayor of Bloomington, County Commissioners, State Representatives and Senators, U.S. Representatives, and Indiana's Governor. Each of these individuals are focused on working together with their constituents to ensure the best possible outcomes for all residents of the area. Additionally, small grassroots organizations continue to play an important role in keeping citizens involved in local politics and making sure that their voices are heard in decision-making processes. No matter what your political views may be, it is clear that the Bloomington Metro Area takes great pride in making sure its citizens have representation at all levels of government and remain actively engaged with their community.

The political climate in Bloomington Metro Area is moderately liberal.

In Bloomington Metro Area 58.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 39.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.0% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Bloomington metro area remained very strongly Democratic, 58.3% to 39.7%.
The Bloomington metro area voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Bloomington Metro Area is moderately liberal.

Indiana is somewhat 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.

Bloomington, Indiana: r 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 Bloomington Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 16,140 contributions totaling $1,857,598 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $115 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,679 contributions totaling $826,074 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $492 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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