Zip 06237 (Columbia, CT) Voting


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The politics of 06237 Columbia, CT are largely influenced by the town’s population. With a population of 15,152 according to the 2010 census, Columbia is a small town with plenty of room for growth and change. The town has a Mayor-Council form of government and the current mayor is William R. Stortz. At the local level, citizens elect members to represent them in various Town Boards and Committees such as Economic Development, Education, Planning and Zoning, Public Works, among others. Additionally, Connecticut’s General Assembly elects several representatives from district 44 which encompasses much of the town’s area. The people in this area have a wide variety of political opinions which will influence all decisions made at the local level.

The political climate in Zip 06237 (Columbia, CT) is leaning liberal.

Tolland County, CT is somewhat liberal. In Tolland County, CT 54.7% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Tolland county remained strongly Democratic, 54.7% to 43.2%.
Tolland county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 06237 (Columbia, CT) is leaning liberal.

Columbia, Connecticut is leaning liberal.

Tolland County, Connecticut is somewhat liberal.

Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area is strongly liberal.

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.

Columbia, 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).

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 zip 06237 (Columbia)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 284 contributions totaling $19,278 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $68 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 18 contributions totaling $3,175 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $176 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Tolland County, Connecticut Politics Voting
Tolland County, Connecticut Politics Voting
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