The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area is a major political hub in the United States and includes parts of several states. It is home to many well-known politicians, both at the local and national level. Among those who have served this area are Senator Ted Cruz, Senator John Cornyn, and Representative Kay Granger. These elected officials work on a variety of issues important to the residents of this region including healthcare, energy policy, immigration reform, and economic growth. Other local leaders are also very active in their communities and strive to ensure that the needs of their constituents are being heard. These stakeholders include county commissioners, city councils, mayors, school boards, and other government entities that help shape the laws and regulations in this part of Texas. With so many different representatives working together for the betterment of the community, citizens can rest assured knowing that their voices will be heard no matter what political party they may belong to.
The political climate in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area is leaning liberal.
In Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area 50.6% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 47.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.6% to 47.7%.
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area is leaning liberal.
Texas is leaning 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.
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas: R R r R r 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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 273,233 contributions totaling $52,308,956 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $191 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 128,447 contributions totaling $124,710,676 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $971 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)