Well that was one heck of a nomination process for the Republican Party. Never in my life time have I see anything like it — given that’s a relatively short lifetime, but who’s counting?
And now that we’re headed towards the big November election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of Maine would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Pine Tree State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Maine with populations greater than 2,000 voted in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:
- Calais (Photos)
- Bangor (Photos)
- Old Town (Photos)
- Brewer (Photos)
- Presque Isle (Photos)
- Caribou (Photos)
- Belfast (Photos)
- Auburn (Photos)
- Lewiston (Photos)
- Augusta (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Portland is the most liberal city in Maine of all those we measured.
And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most conservative cities in Maine.
How we determined the most Conservative cities in Maine
We started by making a list of every place in Maine over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 21 places in Maine.
We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most rightwing in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted conservative in the 2012 elecetion?
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 21, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Maine.’
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
Population: 3,038Percent Conservative: 47.68%
Population: 32,695Percent Conservative: 47.28%
3. Old Town
Population: 7,726Percent Conservative: 47.28%
Population: 9,341Percent Conservative: 47.28%
5. Presque Isle
Population: 9,378Percent Conservative: 44.88%
Population: 7,960Percent Conservative: 44.88%
Population: 6,668Percent Conservative: 43.01%
Population: 22,916Percent Conservative: 42.06%
Population: 36,356Percent Conservative: 42.06%
Population: 18,772Percent Conservative: 41.76%
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds
Well there you have it, the places in Maine that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Calais ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Maine:
- South Portland
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Maine