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Politics & Voting in Oregon

The Political Climate in Oregon is Moderately liberal.

In Oregon 56.5% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 40.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.2% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Oregon remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 40.4%.
Oregon voted Democratic in the previous six Presidential elections

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Oregon is Moderately 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.

Oregon, Oregon: d d 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 Oregon

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 473,389 contributions totaling $36,912,741 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $78 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 46,862 contributions totaling $11,678,938 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $249 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

  • Percent Democrat (US Avg: 51%)
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    Reviews for Oregon    64 Reviews
    Beautiful state mismanaged into something ugly - 4/15/2021
    I have lived here for most of my life, throughout the north and southern cities. If I were rating Oregon from ten years ago, it would be 5 stars for the beauty and... Read More

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    **BEFORE YOU MOVE HERE: **----FROM A RESIDENT. - 7/6/2019
    Please make sure you have a job lined up. I'm meeting a lot of people who are having to move back to other states or are really struggling because most places don't pay... Read More

    Seniors relocating to Oregon... - 8/8/2018
    We want to relocate to Oregon next summer. I'm not sure where. We need cooler temps in the summer, maybe 80s? but not too cold, rainy, windy or snowy in the winter.Low... Read More

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