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Politics & Voting in Tennessee

The Political Climate in Tennessee is Strongly conservative.

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

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 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 Tennessee

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

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

(source: Federal Election Commission)

TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING
TENNESSEE POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Tennessee    40 Reviews
    Don't Waste Your Time - 1/29/2016
    Horrible schools, air pollution, lakes are so polluted you can't eat the fish, mean nasty people, low pay, and overall a bad place to chose to live. I have lived here... Read More

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    Humidity in Tennessee - 11/10/2015
    Jodi from St. Michael - did you ever move to TN or elsewhere? I live in SW Florida now and its too hot and humid. Carla from Elk River,... Read More

    I love Tennessee - 7/14/2015
    Rolling hills, beautiful countryside, mountains, lakes, streams, parks and greenways, history, music, and a culture all it's own. Tennesseans simply laugh when referred... Read More


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