Zip 66502 (Manhattan, KS) Voting


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Manhattan, KS is a diverse and vibrant city located in the state of Kansas. Politically, the city leans to the left with most of its residents being registered Democrats. However, in recent years the city has seen an increase in Republican voters and candidates running for local political office. In the upcoming 2020 election cycle, 66502 Manhattan will have several local political candidates vying for positions such as mayor, state representative and county commissioner. Alongside these candidates are numerous advocacy groups that are working to educate residents on local issues and get out the vote for their preferred candidates. All of this makes it an exciting time to be involved in politics in Manhattan!

The political climate in Zip 66502 (Manhattan, KS) is leaning liberal.

Riley County, KS is leaning liberal. In Riley County, KS 50.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Riley county flipped Democratic, 50.7% to 46.1%.
Riley county flipped Democratic after voting Republican in the previous five Presidential elections.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 66502 (Manhattan, KS) is leaning liberal.

Manhattan, Kansas is leaning liberal.

Riley County, Kansas is leaning liberal.

Manhattan Metro Area is leaning conservative.

Kansas 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Manhattan, Kansas: R R r R r 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 66502 (Manhattan)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 2,243 contributions totaling $148,727 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $66 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 396 contributions totaling $125,205 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $316 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Riley County, Kansas Politics Voting
Riley County, Kansas Politics Voting
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