Survey of Ingham County residents suggests that the county may once again vote for the left side of the aisle

By Andrew Merkle
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporter

In the first installment of the Ingham County Chronicle’s series on election coverage, we examined Ingham County’s voting history and learned through POLITICO that the county has historically voted for the candidate representing the Democratic Party. Dating back to the 2004 presidential election, the county has voted for the candidate from the Democratic Party in each and every biannual election (six times). After an unscientific polling of 50 Ingham County residents, a majority of them said they are affiliated with the Democratic Party. Thirty-one of the 50 residents surveyed consider themselves to be Democrats compared to just 11 Republicans. Eight residents claim to be independents. The survey consisted of 32 women and 18 men spread across all ages, educational backgrounds and employment statuses.

Ingham County's general election voting history has been a shade of blue for a while now

By Andrew Merkle
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Reporter

A lot can be learned during an election year. After looking at Ingham County’s voting history ahead of the March 8 Michigan primary, one would learn that the county overwhelmingly supports candidates of the Democratic Party. Democratic candidates have won the county in each general election dating back to 2004, according to POLITICO. That’s right. The Republican Party is 0-for-7 in Ingham County going back to President George W. Bush’s reelection in 2004.