Cumberland County, ME Voting


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Cumberland County, Maine is an important area of political focus in the state. It is home to a variety of local government offices and services, including a Board of Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Department of Health and Human Services, and Sheriff's Office. Local politicians have poured countless hours into ensuring the county runs smoothly for its citizens. The county's consensus-building approach includes reaching out to community members for their input on important issues and taking part in regional conversations around policy-making. On top of that, the county's elected officials are continually engaging with constituents to ensure they can be heard on the matters concerning them most. By utilizing feedback from its citizens to shape decisions made at the local level, Cumberland County has been able to remain a leader in Maine politics.

The political climate in 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

Cumberland County, ME 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.

Cumberland, 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 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.

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 Cumberland County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 45,674 contributions totaling $8,564,143 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $188 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 4,202 contributions totaling $1,771,790 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $422 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Cumberland County, Maine Politics Voting
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