Zip 53719 (Madison, WI) Voting


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Madison, WI is the capital city of Wisconsin and the second largest city in the state. It has a long history of progressive politics and continues to be a leader on issues such as climate change and sustainability. The Madison government consists of a mayor, common council, county board, school board, and several other boards and commissions. The local political candidates for these offices are typically individuals who are passionate about their community and understand the needs of its citizens. They often come from diverse backgrounds to represent everyone living in Madison, regardless of race, gender, religion or political affiliation. The elections in Madison are highly competitive and voters have many choices when it comes to choosing their representatives. All candidates work hard to address the important issues facing Madison - from job growth and infrastructure investments to education reform and environmental protection - while still making sure that they keep taxpayer dollars in check.

The political climate in Zip 53719 (Madison, WI) is strongly liberal.

Dane County, WI is very liberal. In Dane County, WI 75.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 22.9% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.7% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Dane county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.5% to 22.9%.
Dane county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 53719 (Madison, WI) is strongly liberal.

Madison, Wisconsin is strongly liberal.

Dane County, Wisconsin is very liberal.

Madison Metro Area is very liberal.

Wisconsin is leaning 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.

Madison, Wisconsin: 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 53719 (Madison)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 3,182 contributions totaling $366,523 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $115 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 564 contributions totaling $159,830 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $283 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Dane County, Wisconsin Politics Voting
Dane County, Wisconsin Politics Voting
Dane County, Wisconsin Politics Voting History