Somerville, Massachusetts 

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Politics & Voting in Somerville, Massachusetts

The Political Climate in Somerville, MA is Strongly liberal.

Middlesex County, MA is Somewhat liberal. In Middlesex County, MA 65.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 27.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.1% voted Independent.

Middlesex county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Middlesex county remained strongly Democratic, 65.3% to 27.6%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Somerville, MA is Strongly liberal

Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Somewhat liberal.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

Massachusetts is Strongly 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.

Somerville, Massachusetts: 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 Somerville, MA

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 89,084 contributions totaling $24,841,088 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $279 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,827 contributions totaling $777,487 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $426 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 Somerville    3 Reviews
    Ready to move on...but where? - 11/17/2011
    I've lived in Somerville/Cambridge for 10 years, the last 4.5 with my husband in Spring Hill. It really is a great place to live if you are in your 20s & 30s: it is... Read More

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    Not too bad a place to live - 9/30/2008
    Living in Somerville is OK. I'm not a 'city' person and I would rather be out in the country some place, but it's not too bad here. I'm in my early 50s and own a house.... Read More

    Davis Square - 2/8/2008
    we are midwest transplants to the Boston area and lucked out by finding this great little neighborhood - right on the train line, little stores and good community - we... Read More


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    02143 02145 02144

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