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Politics & Voting in Colorado

The Political Climate in Colorado is Leaning liberal.

In Colorado 48.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 8.6% voted Independent.

Colorado voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004.
In the last Presidential election, Colorado remained moderately Democratic, 48.2% to 43.3%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Colorado 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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Colorado, Colorado: 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 Colorado

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 453,531 contributions totaling $74,199,943 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $164 per contribution.

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

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Colorado    77 Reviews
    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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    colorado sucks - 1/3/2018
    Landlocked. Nearest beach is very far away. Brown. Nothing is green for half of the year. The high altitude and dry weather can reak havoc on your skin and... Read More

    way too expensive you guys are crazy - 9/19/2016
    I love it ! I get to wake up every morning at 5 Am and eat soup ! I get live in a box by myself fro the rest of my life ! its wonderful... Read More


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