Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area, MA Voting


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The Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA Metro Area is a bustling region with a strong sense of community and a rich political history. Locally, many politicians strive to make the area even more prosperous and improve the quality of life for its residents. On the state level, Massachusetts has a two-party system which includes the Democratic Party and Republican Party. Current political topics in the region range from tax reform to health care, education, transportation, and environmental issues. Many local candidates have campaigned on these issues, proposing policies that could make a real difference in people’s lives. Local elections are held every two years for state representatives and senators, as well as mayors in each of the cities within the metro area. By taking part in local elections and staying informed on current political issues, those who live in this vibrant area can help shape its future for years to come.

The political climate in Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is very liberal.

In Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area 67.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 30.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 67.8% to 30.1%.
The Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is very liberal.

Massachusetts is very 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.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts: 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 four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 735,563 contributions totaling $181,437,216 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $247 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 56,352 contributions totaling $38,463,340 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $683 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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alanna · 
Over 1 years ago

lived in the boston suburbs since i was 6 and loved every bit of it! such a cultured and educated  More

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Boston blows. I have lived here for 50 years. Super depressing the majority of the time if you like decent weather. Storms tend to stick around for days. Weather is  More

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I grew up in a big city in TX; have lived in IA, MO, spent chunks of time in MT, OR, WA, CA, and road-tripped all over the US.  I moved to MA ~20 years ago for work, and  More

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