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Queens Residents Donated To Sanders and Trump in Big Numbers in 2019: Report

Bernie Sanders holds a rally at Queensbridge Park Oct. 19, where he was endorsed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Facebook)

Feb. 25, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The world’s borough is not just diverse in its ethnic makeup — it has great diversity in politics as well, a new study shows.

Out of the 3,155 Queens residents who contributed money to a presidential candidate’s campaign last year, nearly a third — 31 percent — gave money to Bernie Sanders, and almost another third — 27.5 percent — donated to President Donald Trump’s campaign — two politicians on the farthest ends of the political spectrum.

Sanders received campaign money from 984 unique donors from Queens residents last year, while Trump followed closely behind with 867 unique donors, according to a RentHop study released last week.

Residents contributed to other candidates too — but not in the same quantity.

A large gap separates the next candidates in terms of the number of Queens residents writing out checks. Andrew Yang, who dropped out of the presidential race on Feb. 11, had 434 unique donors and Elizabeth Warren had 393, the study reports.

Next in Queens, Peter Buttigieg and Joe Biden had 232 and 155 unique donors, respectively.

New York City as a whole also was feeling the Bern’ — with 6,971 unique donors from the city contributing to his campaign in 2019. Sanders topped the list of candidates supported by the 26,465 New Yorkers who made campaign contributions last year.

Sanders garnered a lot of supporters in Northwest Queens too, especially in Long Island City and Astoria.

In Long Island City (the zip codes 11101 and 11109), 67 residents donated to Sanders’ campaign, 51 donated to Buttigieg’s, 44 donated to Warren’s, 40 donated to Yang’s, 19 donated to Trump’s and 14 donated to Biden’s, according to the study.

Long Island City zip code 11101 (RentHop)

Sanders got $29,420– the most–in campaign funds from residents of zip code 11101; however President Trump raised the most money — $6,243 — from the small area covered by the zip code 11109.

In Astoria — among its four zip codes — 194 residents donated to Sanders’ campaign, 103 donated to Warren’s, 57 to Trump’s, 53 to Buttigieg’s, 34 to Yang’s and 12 to Biden’s, according to the study.

Astoria zip code 1102 (RentHop)

Ridgewood and Glendale–which share the 11385 zip code–had the greatest number of Bernie backers among singular Queens zip codes. According to the study, 112 residents contributed a total of $25,248 to Sanders’ campaign last year. The next politician with the highest number of unique donors was President Trump, with just 29. Warren and Yang tied for third, with 13 donors each; followed by Buttigieg with 7, Tulsi Gabbard with 4 and Biden with 3.

Ridgewood and Glendale zip code 11385 (RentHop)

Sunnyside, Woodside and Jackson Heights were among other Queens neighborhoods where Sanders fared best.

In Sunnyside, 44 residents donated to Sanders’ campaign, 20 donated to Warren’s, 13 donated to Trump’s, 10 donated to Yang’s, 7 donated to Buttigieg’s, 4 donated to Amy Klobuchar’s and 3 donated to Biden’s, according to the study.

Sunnyside zip code 11104 (RentHop)

In Jackson Heights, 77 residents donated to Sanders’ campaign, 32 donated to Warren’s, 23 donated to Buttigieg’s, 23 donated to Trump’s, 14 to Yang’s and 7 to Biden’s, according to the study.

Jackson Heights zip code 11372 (RentHop)

Meanwhile Northeast Queens leaned towards Trump and Yang in both the number of unique donors and amount of money raised for each.

Residents of Flushing, which has a large Asian American population, both wanted to “Keep America Great” and join the “Yang Gang” last year. The greatest number of residents from the 11354, 11355 and 11358 zip codes donated to President Trump’s campaign, followed closely by Yang’s. According to the study, 76 unique donors contributed to Trump and 70 to Yang.

Flushing zip code 11354 (RentHop)

President Trump was also popular among Forest Hills, Rego Park, Maspeth and Middle Village residents. In each neighborhood, however, Sanders had the second-most number of unique donors.

Forest Hills had one of the larger numbers of unique donors who contributed to the president’s campaign among Queens neighborhoods. According to the study, 65 residents funded his campaign with a total of $34,737. However, the area still had a higher number of unique donors to Democratic candidates than Republican ones — 58 unique donors contributed to Sanders, 42 to Yang, 37 to Warren, 21 to Biden, 21 to Buttigieg and 10 to Tulsi Gabbard.

Forest Hills zip code 11375 (RentHop)

The RentHop interactive map and timeline below break down campaign contributions to each candidate, according to New York City zip codes.

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Nate

FYI, New York (CNN Business) Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all US employees. The change took effect November 1, 2018 and applies to full-time, part-time and temporary workers. Bernie Sanders said “Today I want to give credit where credit is due and I want to congratulate Mr. Bezos on doing exactly the right thing.”

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Jan

I like Bernie. I think he’s a little old to be a millennial, but he’s definitely got the concept down….from entitlements for which no work is required to recasting everything into a “right.” Free Insurance, Free Education, …its all free. The solution is to simply tax the hell out of somebody else….even though that scheme won’t conjure up enough money to pay for the freebie programs. I wonder, when the millennial’s eventually get jobs…will they enjoy seeing the “free health care” tax deduction on their pay checks….and enjoy the lovely socialized quality of care.

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Biden2020

The headline may as well say Queens Residents Promote Trump’s Reelection by donating to Sanders.

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Phyllis

Bernie’s “democratic socialism” will more and more become the mainstream view within the Democratic party going forward.

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People might get healthcare!

The horror!

Oh wait, they kinda have healthcare already–Trump said he’d “repeal and replace Obamacare on day 1” but that was a complete lie his lovers believed.

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The minimum wage act was local to NY state

Whereas Bernard Sanders is a United States Senator.

US Senators are actually different than state governors, like Cuomo who signed the budget.

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Emilio

You “forgot” to add the dead voters that Democrats always add, plus the inmates that can vote, then we have the non – citizens that vote with false SS# and so on and so forth…

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That's completely false

Completely wrong as usual. We’ll dismiss your blind speculation until you can provide a single piece of evidence at all.

Like how Trump said that 3 million illegal immigrants voted for Hillary lmao! JUST so happened to be the exact number he lost by…

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Most of Trump's donors are giant corporations and super PACs

Bernie doesn’t have a super PAC, so it makes sense normal voters would vote for him over the billionaire that’s financed by mega corporations.

Same reason Trump lost by 3 million votes.

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