The Political Climate in Zip 26508 (Morgantown, WV) is Leaning conservative.
Monongalia County, WV is Leaning conservative. In Monongalia County, WV 40.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 50.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 9.9% voted Independent.
Monongalia county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008.
In the last Presidential election, Monongalia county remained Republican, 50.1% to 40.0%
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 26508 (Morgantown, WV) is Leaning conservative
Morgantown, West Virginia is Leaning conservative.
Monongalia County, West Virginia is Leaning conservative.
Morgantown Metro Area is Leaning conservative.
West Virginia is Very 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.
Morgantown, West Virginia: 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 Party 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in zip 26508 (Morgantown)
In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 8,556 contributions totaling $227,774 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $27 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 524 contributions totaling $512,622 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $978 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)