Portsmouth, New Hampshire 

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Politics & Voting in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Political Climate in Portsmouth, NH is Leaning liberal.

Rockingham County, NH is Leaning conservative. In Rockingham County, NH 44.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 49.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 6.1% voted Independent.

Rockingham county voted Republican in four of the last five Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008.
In the last Presidential election, Rockingham county remained Republican, 49.9% to 44.1%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Portsmouth, NH is Leaning liberal

Rockingham County, New Hampshire is Leaning conservative.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is Moderately liberal.

New Hampshire is Leaning 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.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: r r d r r

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 Portsmouth, NH

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 5,769 contributions totaling $1,174,681 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $204 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 799 contributions totaling $375,900 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $470 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE POLITICS VOTING
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE POLITICS VOTING HISTORY
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    Reviews for Portsmouth    7 Reviews
    Beautiful city - 5/11/2010
    I was up in Portsmouth a couple years ago visiting from Florida. I loved how I was able to prk the car, get out and have numerous bars/restaurants, clothing stores, etc... Read More

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    Portsmouth, NH - 11/13/2009
    Portsmouth is full of history, art, interesting shops, restaurants and the best... Read More

    Culture & Recreation - 9/21/2007
    Portsmouth is a beautiful historic town settled right on the seacoast. Excellent restaurants, great cafes and shops, and picturesque streets make this a wonderful city... Read More


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