Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area, MI Voting


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The Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area has a long history of politics that dates back to the founding of the area. Today, the area is home to many different political parties and candidates who are focused on improving the quality of life for all its residents. The area has often been in the news for its elections and political controversies. In recent years, a number of initiatives have been put forward by local politicians to support economic development, public safety initiatives, environmental protection, and education reform. There are also groups that focus on providing resources to those in need and advocating for social justice reform. Local politicians work hard to ensure their constituents’ needs are met and strive to improve the lives of all Detroit-Warren-Dearborn residents.

The political climate in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

In Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area 56.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area remained strongly Democratic, 56.8% to 41.8%.
The Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area is somewhat liberal.


Michigan is leaning 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan: 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 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 256,640 contributions totaling $37,782,680 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $147 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 43,102 contributions totaling $30,386,308 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $705 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area Politics Voting
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Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metro Area Politics Voting History
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