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Politics & Voting in Colorado

The Political Climate in Colorado is Somewhat liberal.

In Colorado 55.4% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 41.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.7% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Colorado remained strongly Democratic, 55.4% to 41.9%.
Colorado voted Democratic in four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Colorado 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Colorado, Colorado: r r 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 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 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 Colorado

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 453,531 contributions totaling $74,199,943 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 87,529 contributions totaling $43,743,713 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $500 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Colorado    79 Reviews
    Think Twice Please - 10/5/2020
    I've lived here since 1996 [when I was 9] and have to say it used to be a five-star state. Great views, fairly average cost of living.110.0 in Denver 12 years ago on... Read More

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    Colorado is Awedome - 8/8/2019
    I’m from Oklahoma and I absolutely love Colorado!!!! I plan on moving around the Castle Rock or Monument area once I retire from the military. Housing is expensive in... Read More

    Outsiders ruined this state for me (A NATIVE) - 5/31/2019
    I am a colorado native. I was born here and have lived here 24 years. I used to love it here, 10 years ago i would have given it 4 stars, But ever since it was THE FIRST... Read More

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