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Politics & Voting in Massachusetts

The Political Climate in Massachusetts is Strongly liberal.

In Massachusetts 60.0% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 32.8% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 7.2% voted for an Independent Party.

Massachusetts voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Massachusetts remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.0% to 32.8%


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Massachusetts is Strongly 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.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts: 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 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 Party candidate in 2016 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Massachusetts

In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 910,068 contributions totaling $195,655,784 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $215 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 64,144 contributions totaling $39,799,634 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $620 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS VOTING
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