Penobscot County, ME Voting


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Penobscot County in Maine is known for its strong political values and active involvement in local elections. Every four years, citizens of Penobscot have the opportunity to vote for their local political candidates. This year, voters will be selecting from a wide variety of candidates - from experienced incumbents to newcomers eager to make a difference. The candidates have made their positions on various issues known through debates, speeches, and community forums throughout the county. Penobscot's residents are passionate about making sure that their voices are heard and that the best candidate is selected to represent them at all levels of government. With such a high level of engagement, it is no surprise that Penobscot County has long been praised as an example of democracy in action.

The political climate in Penobscot County, ME is somewhat conservative.

In Penobscot County, ME 44.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 52.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.2% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Penobscot county remained moderately Republican, 52.6% to 44.2%.
Penobscot county voted Republican again in 2020, after voting Democratic in 2012, 2008, and 2004.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Penobscot County, ME is somewhat conservative.

Bangor Metro Area is somewhat conservative.

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.

Penobscot, Maine: r d d 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 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 Penobscot County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 6,394 contributions totaling $656,022 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $103 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 1,252 contributions totaling $590,066 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $471 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Penobscot County, Maine Politics Voting
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