04679 Southwest Harbor, ME is located on the far eastern coast of Maine and is known for its picturesque harbor and beautiful coastline. The town has a small, close-knit community of just over 1,300 residents who take pride in their local politics and values. The town prides itself on the open dialogue between its citizens and the town government that guarantees transparency in decision making. Decisions are made collaboratively with input from elected officials, appointed committees, and concerned citizens that ensures the community’s well-being and prosperity. In addition to local elections held every two years for mayor, school board members, and selectmen, residents have the opportunity to voice their opinions through local ballot initiatives which are voted on during each annual Town Meeting. Overall, 04679 Southwest Harbor has a strong sense of community that is reflected in its politics.
The Political Climate in Zip 04679 (Southwest Harbor, ME) is Leaning liberal.
Hancock County, ME is Somewhat liberal. In Hancock County, ME 54.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 42.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.8% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Hancock county remained strongly Democratic, 54.8% to 42.4%.
Hancock county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 04679 (Southwest Harbor, ME) is Leaning liberal
Southwest Harbor, Maine is Leaning liberal.
Hancock County, Maine is Somewhat liberal.
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Maine is Somewhat 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.
Southwest Harbor, Maine: 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.
Hereï¿½s the VoteWord for Iowa ï¿½ 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 04679 (Southwest Harbor)
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,600 contributions totaling $62,756 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $39 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 26 contributions totaling $7,970 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $307 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)