Kingston, MA is a small town located in Plymouth County and has a population of over 6,600. It is home to many historical sites and monuments, as well as being the birthplace of Rose Kennedy. The town is governed by a Board of Selectmen which consists of five members who are voted in by residents every two years. Kingston also has an active Town Meeting system which allows residents to participate in local politics. There are currently no local political candidates running for office in Kingston, however there have been several initiatives proposed by residents that have been adopted by the Board of Selectmen such as increasing public transportation options and improving access to parks and greenspaces. Residents also stay informed about current issues through various newspapers and other media outlets that cover news from Kingston as well as wider Plymouth County.
The political climate in Zip 02364 (Kingston, MA) is leaning liberal.
Plymouth County, MA is moderately liberal. In Plymouth County, MA 57.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 40.2% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.3% voted Independent.
In the last Presidential election, Plymouth county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.5% to 40.2%.
Plymouth county voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.
The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index
Zip 02364 (Kingston, MA) is leaning liberal.
Kingston, Massachusetts is leaning liberal.
Plymouth County, Massachusetts is moderately liberal.
Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area is very liberal.
Massachusetts 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 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Kingston, Massachusetts: 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 02364 (Kingston)
In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 454 contributions totaling $27,269 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $60 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 86 contributions totaling $39,769 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $462 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)