These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Maine


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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 Maine? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Pine Tree State.

After analyzing every single city in Maine with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Westbrook (Photos)
  2. South Portland (Photos)
  3. Portland (Photos)
  4. Rockland (Photos)
  5. Ellsworth (Photos)
  6. Saco (Photos)
  7. Biddeford (Photos)
  8. Bath (Photos)
  9. Hallowell
  10. Waterville (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Calais is the most conservative city of all in Maine.

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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 Maine.

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How we determined the most liberal 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 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 Maine.”

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Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?

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1. Westbrook

Westbrook, Maine

Source: Flickr

Population: 17,662
Percent Liberal: 62.25%

2. South Portland

South Portland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,154
Percent Liberal: 62.25%

3. Portland

Portland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 66,317
Percent Liberal: 62.25%

4. Rockland

Rockland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,241
Percent Liberal: 59.92%

5. Ellsworth

Ellsworth, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,804
Percent Liberal: 57.04%

6. Saco

Saco, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,757
Percent Liberal: 56.96%

7. Biddeford

Biddeford, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,303
Percent Liberal: 56.96%

8. Bath

Bath, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,396
Percent Liberal: 56.85%

9. Hallowell

Hallowell, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,471
Percent Liberal: 55.23%

10. Waterville

Waterville, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,886
Percent Liberal: 55.23%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

Well there you have it, the places in Maine that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Westbrook ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Maine:

  1. Calais
  2. Bangor
  3. Brewer
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Maine

City Rank Population % Liberal
Westbrook 1 17,662 62.25%
South Portland 2 25,154 62.25%
Portland 3 66,317 62.25%
Rockland 4 7,241 59.92%
Ellsworth 5 7,804 57.04%
Saco 6 18,757 56.96%
Biddeford 7 21,303 56.96%
Bath 8 8,396 56.85%
Hallowell 9 2,471 55.23%
Waterville 10 15,886 55.23%
Gardiner 11 5,737 55.23%
Augusta 12 18,898 55.23%
Lewiston 13 36,410 54.84%
Auburn 14 22,960 54.84%
Belfast 15 6,664 53.64%
Presque Isle 16 9,494 52.5%
Caribou 17 8,025 52.5%
Old Town 18 7,756 50.2%
Brewer 19 9,391 50.2%
Bangor 20 32,800 50.2%
Calais 21 3,063 49.27%

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