Zip 46226 (Indianapolis, IN) Voting


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The 46226 zip code of Indianapolis, IN is home to a diverse population ranging from young families to senior citizens. Politically, the city has been staunchly Democratic since 1984, and has become increasingly progressive in recent years. Local elections focus on issues such as public safety, education and infrastructure. In the last election cycle, voters favored candidates who supported affordable housing initiatives and pushed for equitable taxation policies. They also sought candidates who advocated for public health initiatives that benefit all residents. The local community has also been very active in civic engagement efforts such as voter registration drives and other projects aimed at getting more people involved in their local government.

The political climate in Zip 46226 (Indianapolis, IN) is strongly liberal.

Marion County, IN is strongly liberal. In Marion County, IN 63.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 34.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Marion county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.3% to 34.3%.
Marion county voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 46226 (Indianapolis, IN) is strongly liberal.


Indianapolis, Indiana is strongly liberal.

Marion County, Indiana is strongly liberal.

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Indiana is somewhat 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Indianapolis, Indiana: r 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.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa 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 46226 (Indianapolis)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,216 contributions totaling $98,544 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $81 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 235 contributions totaling $52,415 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $223 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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