Fairfield County is a vibrant area located in the southwestern part of Connecticut. It is home to more than 900,000 people and has a diverse range of political views. The county's government is broken into various municipalities and townships that each have their own local authority. Several prominent politicians have been elected from Fairfield County over the years, including two former US Representatives, Linares and Shays, as well as several state legislators. Each year, local political candidates come forward to run for office in the county’s various districts. These elections are often hotly contested and draw significant attention from both citizens and media outlets across the state. Political issues in Fairfield County range from education funding to public safety, economic development, environmental regulation, public transportation infrastructure improvements and more. As such, residents of Fairfield County take great interest in the election process and ensure their voices are heard when selecting their representatives at every level of government.
The Political Climate in Fairfield County, CT is Strongly liberal.
In Fairfield County, CT 62.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 35.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.4% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Fairfield county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.9% to 35.7%.
Fairfield county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Fairfield County, CT is Strongly liberal
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area is Strongly 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.
Fairfield, 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 for the Democrat and I for the Independent. 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 Fairfield County, CT
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 128,003 contributions totaling $45,459,781 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $355 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 20,353 contributions totaling $49,166,510 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $2,416 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)