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Politics & Voting in Tennessee

The Political Climate in Tennessee is Strongly conservative.

In Tennessee 34.7% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 60.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 4.6% voted for an Independent Party.

Tennessee voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Tennessee remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.7% to 34.7%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Tennessee is Strongly 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.

Tennessee, Tennessee: 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 Tennessee

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 180,929 contributions totaling $26,234,284 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $145 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 80,889 contributions totaling $45,187,365 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $559 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Tennessee    43 Reviews
    How hard is it to fine work? - 9/24/2020
    We are wanting to move to Tennessee in next 2-4 years from CA. Hate CA! Husband is a highschool teacher and football/girls basketball coach. Would he have a hard time... Read More

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    Longtime Resident and Knoxville Enthusiast - 9/4/2020
    I am a lifelong resident of the Scruffy City. I have visited many cities and states and briefly lived elsewhere but I am a big fan of the city. Knoxville is a very... Read More

    Moving in a couple years - 3/15/2020
    Ive done a lot of research and im wanting to move from Massachusetts to Tennessee. What are some good country places that have jobs, and houses that are fair or low... Read More


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