The Political Climate in Zip 59601 (Helena, MT) is Leaning liberal.
Lewis and Clark County, MT is Leaning conservative. In Lewis and Clark County, MT 41.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 47.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 11.1% voted Independent.
Lewis and Clark county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008.
In the last Presidential election, Lewis and Clark county remained Republican, 47.9% to 41.0%
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 59601 (Helena, MT) is Leaning liberal
Helena, Montana is Leaning liberal.
Lewis and Clark County, Montana is Leaning conservative.
Helena Metro Area is Leaning conservative.
Montana 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.
Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Helena, Montana: R R d 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 zip 59601 (Helena)
In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 7,999 contributions totaling $1,030,542 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $129 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 570 contributions totaling $220,109 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $386 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)