Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area, PA Voting


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The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA Metro Area is a diverse and vibrant region that has a rich political history. On the state level, Pennsylvania is known for its swing voters and closely contested elections throughout the years. Local politics in this area are also of great importance to residents. From city mayors to town council members, local government representatives have an important impact on people’s everyday lives. Issues such as education, public safety, infrastructure, and economic development affect everyone living in this region and it’s important that citizens participate in their local elections by voting for the candidates who best represent their interests. Even though population numbers should not be included when discussing politics in this region, it’s still worth noting that this metro area contains close to 6 million people. With so many citizens living here, it’s no surprise that the decisions made by elected officials have a significant influence on how this community operates.

The political climate in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area is strongly liberal.

In Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area 65.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 33.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 65.1% to 33.6%.
The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Pennsylvania 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania: 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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 455,785 contributions totaling $109,739,520 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $241 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 66,664 contributions totaling $40,155,442 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $602 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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