Zip 06042 (Manchester, CT) Voting


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Manchester, Connecticut is a town located in Hartford County. The town has a population of around 58,241 people and is known for its New England charm and rural beauty. Politically, Manchester is part of the 4th Congressional district in Connecticut and is represented by Democrat Jim Himes. In the state legislature, Manchester is part of both the 9th and 22nd Senate districts and the 8th House district. In local politics, Manchester has a Mayor-Council form of government with an elected mayor and ten council members who are all elected at large for two-year terms. The current mayor is Jay Moran, who was first elected to office in 2017. Manchester's politics are generally considered to be liberal leaning, particularly on issues such as immigration, health care reform, gun control legislation, and environmental protection.

The political climate in Zip 06042 (Manchester, CT) is moderately liberal.

Hartford County, CT is strongly liberal. In Hartford County, CT 63.1% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 35.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.5% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Hartford county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.1% to 35.4%.
Hartford county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.


The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 06042 (Manchester, CT) is moderately liberal.


Manchester, Connecticut is moderately liberal.

Hartford County, Connecticut is strongly 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.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Manchester, 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 06042 (Manchester)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 879 contributions totaling $100,127 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $114 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 100 contributions totaling $7,606 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $76 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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