Meriden, Connecticut 

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Politics & Voting in Meriden, Connecticut

The Political Climate in Meriden, CT is Somewhat liberal.

New Haven County, CT is Leaning liberal. In New Haven County, CT 54.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.0% voted Republican, and the remaining 3.8% voted Independent.

New Haven county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, New Haven county remained strongly Democratic, 54.2% to 42.0%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Meriden, CT is Somewhat liberal

New Haven County, Connecticut is Leaning liberal.

New Haven-Milford 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.

Meriden, 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 Meriden, CT

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 1,417 contributions totaling $119,033 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $84 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 237 contributions totaling $54,573 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $230 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CONNECTICUT POLITICS VOTING
NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CONNECTICUT POLITICS VOTING
NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CONNECTICUT POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Meriden    13 Reviews
    Stay away - 8/28/2016
    Don't move to Meriden. Lived here most of my life and I am moving out. Crime is on the rise and few employment opportunities. A very disjointed population that cares... Read More

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    Congestion - 6/26/2014
    Traffic patterns and constant disrepair tend to make for long and aggravating commutes. While there are employment gains the quality of the work is significantly... Read More

    Pricey ghetto - 11/17/2012
    I have lived here for over 3 years and the crime has gotten significantly worse. I live on the outskirts but when I watch the news, I am appalled at the amount of crime... Read More


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    06450 06451

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