The Political Climate in Zip 21042 (Ellicott City, MD) is Leaning liberal.
Howard County, MD is Somewhat liberal. In Howard County, MD 63.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 29.3% voted Republican, and the remaining 7.5% voted Independent.
Howard county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections.
In the last Presidential election, Howard county remained strongly Democratic, 63.3% to 29.3%
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Zip 21042 (Ellicott City, MD) is Leaning liberal
Ellicott City, Maryland is Leaning liberal.
Howard County, Maryland is Somewhat liberal.
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area is Somewhat liberal.
Maryland is Very 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 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Ellicott City, Maryland: 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 zip 21042 (Ellicott City)
In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 4,101 contributions totaling $696,884 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $170 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 812 contributions totaling $335,383 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $413 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)