Now that we’re in full election swing to decide not only our next President, but many other local statewide initiatives, it’s important to put into context the types of decisions that will be made this year. Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.
So, we wanted to know – how does the electorate stack up in Connecticut? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Constitution State.
After analyzing every single city in Connecticut with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Hartford (Photos)
- New Britain (Photos)
- Bristol (Photos)
- West Haven (Photos)
- Derby (Photos)
- Ansonia (Photos)
- Naugatuck (Photos)
- Waterbury (Photos)
- Meriden (Photos)
- Milford (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Torrington is the most conservative city of all in Connecticut.
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 liberal cities in Connecticut.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Connecticut
We started by making a list of every place in Connecticut over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 21 places in Connecticut.
We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most leftward in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted liberal in the 2012 elecetion?
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 21, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Connecticut.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 124,795Percent Liberal: 62.37%
2. New Britain
Population: 72,988Percent Liberal: 62.37%
Population: 60,554Percent Liberal: 62.37%
4. West Haven
Population: 55,189Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Population: 12,796Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Population: 19,035Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Population: 31,722Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Population: 109,551Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Population: 60,439Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Population: 51,643Percent Liberal: 60.65%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Connecticut that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Hartford ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Connecticut:
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Connecticut