New Haven, CT Voting


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New Haven, Connecticut is a vibrant city of 130,000 people located in southern New England. It is home to an engaged and politically active population who take part in local politics. Local elections are often fiercely contested, with candidates representing some of the most popular issues for residents such as education funding, public safety, and economic development. In recent years, notable issues have included the need for more affordable housing and protecting minority populations from discrimination. The City of New Haven works hard to promote civic engagement through voter registration drives and get out the vote efforts, as well as through educational programs like New Haven Votes. As a result, political discourse is alive and well in this charming city on the Long Island Sound.

The political climate in New Haven, CT is moderately liberal.

New Haven County, CT is moderately liberal. In New Haven County, CT 58.0% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.3% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, New Haven county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.0% to 40.6%.
New Haven county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

New Haven, CT is moderately liberal.

New Haven County, Connecticut is moderately liberal.

New Haven-Milford Metro Area is moderately 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.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

New Haven, Connecticut: D 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 Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-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 six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in New Haven, CT

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 37,069 contributions totaling $3,573,999 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 772 contributions totaling $135,715 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $176 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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Over 11 years ago

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Over 15 years ago

I am thinking of relocating to New Haven, Ct. but am concerned about the high crime rating. Any thoughts?  More

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Over 16 years ago

Due to New Haven, CT great location between New York and Boston, educational opportunities, cultural and recreational activities on Long Island Sound and relatively mild  More

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