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:
- Westbrook (Photos)
- South Portland (Photos)
- Portland (Photos)
- Rockland (Photos)
- Ellsworth (Photos)
- Saco (Photos)
- Biddeford (Photos)
- Bath (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 17,662Percent Liberal: 62.25%
2. South Portland
Population: 25,154Percent Liberal: 62.25%
Population: 66,317Percent Liberal: 62.25%
Population: 7,241Percent Liberal: 59.92%
Population: 7,804Percent Liberal: 57.04%
Population: 18,757Percent Liberal: 56.96%
Population: 21,303Percent Liberal: 56.96%
Population: 8,396Percent Liberal: 56.85%
Population: 2,471Percent Liberal: 55.23%
Population: 15,886Percent 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:
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Maine