Zip 14615 (Rochester, NY) Voting


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Rochester, New York is an important center of politics in the state. There are a number of major political institutions and issues that have been fought over in this area. On the local level, the Rochester City Council and Monroe County Legislature both have the power to pass legislation affecting the city and county. The mayor and City Council hold elections every four years for Mayor, City Council President, Comptroller, and members of the Council. At the state level, Rochester has representatives from both parties in both houses of the New York State Legislature. In addition to local politics, there are also national issues discussed in Rochester. Issues such as healthcare, immigration reform, tax reform, gun control and education have all been debated within the city limits recently. In general, it can be said that Rochester is an important center of political discourse and activity within New York State.

The political climate in Zip 14615 (Rochester, NY) is moderately liberal.

Monroe County, NY is moderately liberal. In Monroe County, NY 59.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 38.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Monroe county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.3% to 38.2%.
Monroe county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 14615 (Rochester, NY) is moderately liberal.

Rochester, New York is moderately liberal.

Monroe County, New York is moderately liberal.

Rochester Metro Area is somewhat liberal.

New York 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.

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

Rochester, New York: 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.

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 14615 (Rochester)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 260 contributions totaling $5,943 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $23 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 17 contributions totaling $2,208 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $130 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Monroe County, New York Politics Voting
Monroe County, New York Politics Voting
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