Connecticut Voting


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Connecticut is a state in the northeastern United States with a long and rich history of politics. From the founding fathers of our nation to current-day candidates, Connecticut has had a strong presence in the political realm. The Constitution State has two Senators representing it in Congress, Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, both of whom are Democrats. Connecticut also has five Representatives in the House of Representatives, four of whom are Democrats and one Republican. At the state level, Connecticut has a governor, lieutenant governor and other executive officers as well as many members of the General Assembly representing various districts. Local elections present residents with an opportunity to choose representatives for their town or city council who will be responsible for addressing local issues and advocating on behalf of their communities. On the national level, Connecticut citizens can engage with important conversations that shape our country's future every four years when they cast their vote for president. All in all, Connecticut is an important place in American politics today.

The political climate in Connecticut is moderately liberal.

In Connecticut 59.2% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 39.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Connecticut remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.2% to 39.2%.
Connecticut voted Democratic in the previous six Presidential elections.

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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.

Connecticut, 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 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 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 Connecticut

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 366,504 contributions totaling $75,182,755 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $205 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 42,417 contributions totaling $109,848,336 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $2,590 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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