The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Connecticut. Darker red areas have almost entirely Republican voters, dark blue areas vote mostly for Democrats, and areas in lighter shades or in light purple are areas where the vote is usually split between parties.
Connecticut tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby states, Connecticut has more democratic voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Connecticut leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In Connecticut, 38.70% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Connecticut women make up 51.22% of the population.
Older Americans tend to vote more conservatively. Members of the Boomer and Silent generations (born 1928-1964) more often vote for republicans while GenX, Millennials (born 1965-1996) and younger generations consistently support democrats. The median age in Connecticut is 41.5, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Connecticut a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Connecticut, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 21% of the time.
Note: Federal, local, and state elections are weighed based on the recency of the election and the importance most voters assign to each seat.
- Rhode Island: more liberal voters
- Massachusetts: more conservative voters
- New Jersey: more conservative voters
- New York: more liberal voters
- New Hampshire: more conservative voters
- Vermont: more liberal voters
- Delaware: more conservative voters
- Pennsylvania: more conservative voters
- Maryland: more liberal voters
- Maine: more conservative voters
States with Similar Populations
- Puerto Rico: more conservative voters
- Oklahoma: more conservative voters
- Oregon: more conservative voters
- Iowa: more conservative voters
- Utah: more conservative voters
- Mississippi: more conservative voters
- Arkansas: more conservative voters
- Kansas: more conservative voters
- Nevada: more conservative voters
- Kentucky: more conservative voters
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