Orlando, FL Politics: Is It Liberal or Conservative?

Election Results and Trends in Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL voted Democrat in the last Presidential election, with this party winning 61.0% of the votes counted, followed by 37.9% voting Republican and other parties voting 1.1%. Therefore, this city is considered as moderately liberal and is ranked 212 out of top 333 most populated US cities on being the most conservative and ranked 110 out of 333 on being the most liberal city.

Presidential Elections Voting Trend

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Orlando, FL Presidential Voting Trend, 2000-2020

Orlando has gradually shifted towards supporting Democrat candidates in Presidential elections. While the city supported Bob Dole (R) in 1996, it leaned towards Democrats after that, supporting Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry (2004), Barack Obama (2008 and 2012), and Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden (2016 and 2020, respectively). This transition reflects a broader urban trend of shifting demographics and progressive policy alignment.

Local Elections

Orlando's local governance has generally favored Democrats or left-leaning Independents, reflecting a progressive trend. Mayors Glenda Hood (R, 1992–2003), Buddy Dyer (D, 2003–present), and the predominantly Democrat City Council signal a trend towards liberal leadership and policies focused on urban development, inclusivity, and environmental stewardship.