Ashland, Massachusetts 

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Politics & Voting in Ashland, Massachusetts

The Political Climate in Ashland, MA is Somewhat liberal.

Middlesex County, MA is Very liberal. In Middlesex County, MA 71.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 26.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Middlesex county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.5% to 26.3%.
Middlesex county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Ashland, MA is Somewhat liberal

Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Very liberal.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is Very liberal.

Massachusetts is Very 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Ashland, Massachusetts: 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 Ashland, MA

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,747 contributions totaling $115,113 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $66 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 66 contributions totaling $17,816 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $270 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS VOTING
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS VOTING
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Ashland    2 Reviews
    typical - 1/6/2011
    Typical Massachussetts town. Quiet, good schools, very liberal, too high property taxes, constantly on a water... Read More

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    Close to Boston, but easil;y affordable - 11/2/2010
    Ashland is settled in Middlesex county between the busy Framingham and the high end and expensive Sherborn and Natick. We have the best of both worlds, close to... Read More


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