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Politics & Voting in Arkansas

The Political Climate in Arkansas is Very conservative.

In Arkansas 33.7% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 60.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 5.8% voted for an Independent Party.

Arkansas voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Arkansas remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.6% to 33.7%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Arkansas is Very conservative

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.

Arkansas, Arkansas: r r 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 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Arkansas

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 71,788 contributions totaling $11,111,678 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $155 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 33,345 contributions totaling $33,977,610 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $1,019 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ARKANSAS POLITICS VOTING
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    Reviews for Arkansas    28 Reviews
    Depends on where you live - 4/4/2017
    I live in a small town at the very edge of Little Rock and I love where I live. Having said that, there are places in Arkansas (especially in LR) that I would not live,... Read More

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    School Districts - 1/6/2016
    I am seeing some reviews that Arkansas is the worst place to be for jobs, and out of all the cities Springdale is the absolute worse, the school district is made up of... Read More

    Ozark Mountains of Arkansas - 8/27/2015
    The Ozark Mountains are incredibly beautiful with abundant wildlife, rivers, creeks and lakes.... Read More


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