Columbus, Georgia is the county seat of Muscogee County and is an important city in the state of Georgia. The population of 31909 Columbus, GA stands at around 201,000 people according to the 2020 census. It is a vibrant and diverse city with a long history in politics. Being the county seat, Columbus has a number of local politicians representing their constituents on both state and federal levels. Local representatives include Sanford Bishop (D-GA 2nd District), Austin Scott (R-GA 8th District) and Jody Hice (R-GA 10th District). These representatives work closely with local governments to ensure that the needs of residents are being met and that legislation reflects their wishes. The political climate in 31909 Columbus, GA is currently dominated by Democrats but Republicans are still strongly represented at all levels of government.
The Political Climate in Zip 31909 (Columbus, GA) is Somewhat liberal.
Muscogee County, GA is Moderately liberal. In Muscogee County, GA 61.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 37.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Muscogee county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.4% to 37.4%.
Muscogee county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 31909 (Columbus, GA) is Somewhat liberal
Columbus, Georgia is Somewhat liberal.
Muscogee County, Georgia is Moderately liberal.
Columbus Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.
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.
Columbus, Georgia: 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).
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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ d r d d 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 three elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in zip 31909 (Columbus)
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 459 contributions totaling $46,643 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $102 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 409 contributions totaling $64,597 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $158 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)