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Politics & Voting in Georgia

The Political Climate in Georgia is Leaning liberal.

In Georgia 49.5% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 49.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Georgia flipped narrowly Democratic, 49.5% to 49.2%.
Georgia flipped Democratic in 2020 after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Georgia 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.

Georgia, Georgia: R R r r r 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 Georgia

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 307,352 contributions totaling $37,297,576 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $121 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 113,789 contributions totaling $72,010,203 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $633 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Georgia    74 Reviews
    Georgia Like Any Place Has It's Good & Bad - 12/12/2016
    I was sad to read some of the comments about my home state of Georgia. Many were based on experiences people have had living in Atlanta or it's suburbs. Having been born... Read More

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    Cost of Housing listed is misleading - 5/4/2016
    In the cost of living review of Georgia, it shows that housing in Georgia is 75% of the national average, which sounds good to someone thinking of moving into the state,... Read More

    Climate - 2/19/2016
    The climate in Georgia is great. It is really hot in the summers. our winters do not last long. Well, here in Albany it starts getting cool-cold around Halloween. The... Read More

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