Richmond Metro Area, Virginia 

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Politics & Voting in Richmond Metro Area, Virginia

The Political Climate in Richmond Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

In Richmond Metro Area 52.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 41.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 5.5% voted Independent.

The Richmond metro area voted Democratic in the three most recent Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, the Richmond metro area remained strongly Democratic, 52.8% to 41.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Richmond Metro Area is Somewhat liberal

Virginia is Somewhat 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Richmond, Virginia: R r 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Richmond Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 55,489 contributions totaling $8,532,010 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $154 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 15,704 contributions totaling $5,896,262 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $375 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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