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Politics & Voting in Washington

The Political Climate in Washington is Moderately liberal.

In Washington 52.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.8% voted Republican, and the remaining 10.6% voted Independent.

Washington voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Washington remained strongly Democratic, 52.5% to 36.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Washington 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.
VoteWord™

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

Washington, Washington: 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 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 Washington

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 791,486 contributions totaling $105,250,821 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $133 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 102,707 contributions totaling $35,643,677 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $347 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Washington    87 Reviews
    Washington killed my faith in humanity - 11/13/2019
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    It has it's good and bad - 12/4/2017
    I've lived in Washington, New York and Arizona. I enjoy Washington overall but there are some problems with the state for me that irritate me. It's varied with its... Read More

    Are there any AFFORDABLE places to live in Washing - 7/13/2016
    I have been looking at the Puget Sound area thinking about retiring there, but it's so cold -- does the Port Angeles/Port Townsend area EVER get above 65?? Housing... Read More


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