The Political Climate in Zip 29902 (Beaufort, SC) is Leaning conservative.
Beaufort County, SC is Somewhat conservative. In Beaufort County, SC 44.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 54.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.2% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Beaufort county remained moderately Republican, 54.4% to 44.4%.
Beaufort county voted Republican in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 29902 (Beaufort, SC) is Leaning conservative
Beaufort, South Carolina is Leaning conservative.
Beaufort County, South Carolina is Somewhat conservative.
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort Metro Area is Somewhat conservative.
South Carolina 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.
Beaufort, South Carolina: R R R R 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 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 29902 (Beaufort)
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 441 contributions totaling $45,975 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 202 contributions totaling $45,229 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $224 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)