Rutland Metro Area, VT Voting


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The Rutland, VT Metro Area is a vibrant and diverse community that takes politics seriously. It is home to an active citizenry that participates in local government and regularly votes in elections to select representatives for their interests. Despite being relatively small in size, Rutland has an engaged populace that is highly involved in the electoral process and decisions made by their elected representatives. There are a number of local political organizations that advocate for different causes and ideologies within the area, making it a lively area for political discourse. The Rutland Metro Area also sees frequent visits from politicians throughout Vermont, as it offers an opportunity to reach out to voters across the state. All of this comes together to create an atmosphere where different opinions are voiced and respected while everyone works together towards the common good of the community.

The political climate in Rutland Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

In Rutland Metro Area 53.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Rutland metro area remained strongly Democratic, 53.7% to 43.2%.
The Rutland metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Rutland Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

Vermont is very 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.

Rutland, Vermont: 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 Rutland Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,690 contributions totaling $411,549 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $62 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 430 contributions totaling $47,079 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $109 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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