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Politics & Voting in Maine

The Political Climate in Maine is Leaning liberal.

In Maine 47.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.9% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.3% voted Independent.

Maine voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Maine remained narrowly Democratic, 47.8% to 44.9%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Maine is Leaning liberal

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Maine, Maine: 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 candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-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 five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Maine

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 126,392 contributions totaling $17,373,527 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $137 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 13,435 contributions totaling $4,438,801 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $330 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Reviews for Maine    35 Reviews
    The way life is! - 4/3/2020
    I've been in Maine of and on my whole life. Maine folks for the most part are not very complicated. The drug epidemic has gotten better I think. If you enjoy shopping I... Read More

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    winters - 2/19/2015
    We are on this site to exit Maine in the winter. It is a beautiful and expensive (taxes) state. We plan to stay here most of the year, as 3 of the seasons are beautiful.... Read More

    JOBS/WEATHER - 2/8/2014
    Unless you want to live around Portland Maine or maybe BIW, not much work in Maine, except min wage...Weather from Sept thru May, you freeze your butt off, put kids in... Read More


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