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Politics & Voting in Hartford, Connecticut

The Political Climate in Hartford, CT is Moderately liberal.

Hartford County, CT is Somewhat liberal. In Hartford County, CT 59.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 36.4% voted Republican, and the remaining 4.5% voted Independent.

Hartford county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Hartford county remained strongly Democratic, 59.1% to 36.4%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Hartford, CT is Moderately liberal

Hartford County, Connecticut is Somewhat liberal.

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.

Connecticut is Moderately liberal.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Hartford, Connecticut: 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 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 candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Hartford, CT

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 14,713 contributions totaling $1,973,624 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $134 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,005 contributions totaling $315,252 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $314 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT POLITICS VOTING
HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT POLITICS VOTING
HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Hartford    19 Reviews
    A Very Nice Small City and an Excellent County - 7/30/2018
    I grew up in West Hartford....and the City of Hartford and Hartford County is a lovely place to live. Easy access to everything you will ever need. The City is... Read More

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    Urban Blight With Few Amenities - 3/14/2017
    I moved to Hartford after living in Chicago, and prior to moving on to Boston. Hartford's biggest selling point is that it is 2 hours away from all of the places... Read More

    hotbed of conservatism that is CT - 2/21/2016
    Most of CT is not walker or biker friendly. Driving 30 minutes to get anywhere is the norm. Not much... Read More


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    06106 06114 06112 06105 06120 06103 06160

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