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

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

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.’

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

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1. Portland

Portland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 66,490
Percent Liberal: 62.25%

2. South Portland

South Portland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,304
Percent Liberal: 62.25%

3. Westbrook

Westbrook, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,754
Percent Liberal: 62.25%

4. Rockland

Rockland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,233
Percent Liberal: 59.92%

5. Ellsworth

Ellsworth, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,832
Percent Liberal: 57.04%

6. Biddeford

Biddeford, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,289
Percent Liberal: 56.96%

7. Saco

Saco, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,874
Percent Liberal: 56.96%

8. Bath

Bath, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,349
Percent Liberal: 56.85%

9. Augusta

Augusta, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,772
Percent Liberal: 55.23%

10. Waterville

Waterville, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,989
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 Portland 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. Old Town

For more Maine reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Maine

City Rank Population % Liberal
Portland 1 66,490 62.25%
South Portland 2 25,304 62.25%
Westbrook 3 17,754 62.25%
Rockland 4 7,233 59.92%
Ellsworth 5 7,832 57.04%
Biddeford 6 21,289 56.96%
Saco 7 18,874 56.96%
Bath 8 8,349 56.85%
Augusta 9 18,772 55.23%
Waterville 10 15,989 55.23%
Hallowell 11 2,514 55.23%
Gardiner 12 5,697 55.23%
Auburn 13 22,916 54.84%
Lewiston 14 36,356 54.84%
Belfast 15 6,668 53.64%
Caribou 16 7,960 52.5%
Presque Isle 17 9,378 52.5%
Brewer 18 9,341 50.2%
Old Town 19 7,726 50.2%
Bangor 20 32,695 50.2%
Calais 21 3,038 49.27%

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