South Portland, ME Voting


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South Portland is a city located in Cumberland County, Maine. It is home to a diverse population of over 25,000 people and has a thriving local political culture. South Portland's City Council serves as the legislative body for the city and ensures that all citizens have access to their rights and services. Additionally, there are several organizations, such as the South Portland Community Forum, which provide opportunities for residents to become involved in the political process and stay up-to-date on current issues. Statewide offices, such as those held by Maine senators or representatives, also contribute to South Portland's political landscape. Through these offices, individuals can advocate for their interests and shape public policy in South Portland.

The political climate in South Portland, ME is moderately liberal.

Cumberland County, ME is very liberal. In Cumberland County, ME 66.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 30.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Cumberland county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 66.5% to 30.8%.
Cumberland county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

South Portland, ME is moderately liberal.

Cumberland County, Maine is very liberal.

Portland-South Portland Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Maine is somewhat 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.

South Portland, Maine: 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 South Portland, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 8,500 contributions totaling $729,460 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $86 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 597 contributions totaling $182,629 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $306 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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The Greater Portland area has a very livable climate in the summer, some of spring & fall, but winters are usually a bear. There's lots of outdoor things to do nearby  More

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