Appleton Metro Area, WI Voting


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The Appleton, WI Metro Area is a vibrant and engaged community when it comes to politics. Local citizens are involved in a variety of different political groups and organizations that advocate for the needs of the community. Residents can get involved through various avenues, such as attending city council meetings or attending local rallies for causes they believe in. The area also has several candidates running for office at both the state and local levels each election cycle. These individuals are running for positions such as state senate and assembly, county board positions, school board positions, and more. Although population numbers are not relevant to this discussion, it is important to note that residents of the Appleton Metro area remain active and dedicated to shaping their political future with their voices.

The political climate in Appleton Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

In Appleton Metro Area 43.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 55.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Appleton metro area remained strongly Republican, 55.1% to 43.1%.
The Appleton metro area voted Republican in five of the last six Presidential elections (2008 went Democratic).

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Appleton Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

Wisconsin 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.

Appleton, Wisconsin: r R d r R R

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 Appleton Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,039 contributions totaling $761,236 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $126 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 2,423 contributions totaling $1,217,950 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $503 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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