The politics of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY Metro Area are defined by a wide variety of political interests. The area is home to numerous special interest groups, including labor unions, environmental organizations, and business lobbies. In addition to these groups, the region has two major political parties: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. These parties’ representatives are elected to public offices in state Senate, Assembly, and other local leadership positions across the Metro Area. On both the state and local levels, elections for various positions occur on a regular basis throughout the year. Furthermore, residents of the area can take part in many community events that involve direct involvement with their elected officials such as town hall meetings or telephone surveys. As one of America’s largest metropolitan regions with a diverse population base and active political landscape, it is clear why New York-Newark-Jersey City's politics remain important on both a state and national level.
The Political Climate in New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area is Strongly liberal.
In New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area 65.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, the New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 65.0% to 33.7%.
The New York-Newark-Jersey City metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area is Strongly liberal
New York is Moderately 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.
New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York: 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 New York-Newark-Jersey City Metro Area
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,969,068 contributions totaling $701,718,833 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $356 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 203,945 contributions totaling $308,941,430 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,515 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)