Despite Partisan Times, Unaffiliated Voters Rule in Connecticut

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Political battle lines are drawn in Connecticut, as they are throughout the country, as Democrats and Republicans scramble toward Tuesday’s election. But while the state and the nation seem sharply divided into hostile camps of donkeys and elephants, it is unaffiliated voters who still rule in Connecticut.

Overall, 42 percent of the state’s active voters registered without affiliating with a political party. Of the rest, 37 percent are Democrats, 21 percent are Republicans and fewer than 1 percent are registered with a minor party.

There are more unaffiliated voters than either Republicans or Democrats in 140 of the state’s 169 towns (and in 22 municipalities, unaffiliateds have an outright majority). Of the 29 towns where unaffiliated voters do not have a plurality, Democrats have the lead in 22, and Republicans lead in seven.

The map below displays a merge of colors for each town in Connecticut, based on its makeup of Democrats, Republicans and voters who are registered as unaffiliated or as members of minor-party candidates. The source colors are shown above the map – blue for Democrats, red for Republicans and green for other registered voters. The degree to which a town’s shading approaches those colors indicates the prominence of that affiliation among the town’s registered voters. Click on any municipality for a breakdown of party affiliation. (And click here for a larger map.)

Not surprisingly, the state’s largest cities, long Democratic bastions, have decidedly blue tints, while only a few towns – Darien, New Canaan and Middlebury – are noticeably red. But most of the rest of Connecticut is a fairly muddled greenish-brown, illustrating the state’s independent streak.

 Democrat   Republican    Unaffiliated (and minor)


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9 thoughts on “Despite Partisan Times, Unaffiliated Voters Rule in Connecticut

  1. brian

    Great approach to getting more votes and solidly blue cities. Create more Ghettos and portray republicans as racists. Smart move for the party and Barrack Hussein Obama.

  2. Trail of Broken Promises

    Obama campaign promises…..

    Close Gitmo, failed

    Cut the Deficit in half, Nope he added $6 TRILLION!

    Promised that unemployment would not go over 8%, Wrong it was over 8% almost his entire Presidency.

    Promised that Tarp’s $800 Billion would fix the economey, Nope…didn’t work!

    Promised we would be better off, Incomes have fallen each of the last 4 years under Obama Rule.

    Promised Obamacare would save money….What a whopper, It will take 10 years of taxes to provide 6 years of benefit and the CBO now says it will cost Taxpayers an additional $2 Trillion. Ooops just a bit off!

    Shovel ready Jobs, Nope worng on that one!

    Did I miss anything?

    He will not get my vote this year!

  3. american eagle

    Don’t for get no budget for the last 4 failure of the last 4 years. they watched 4 Americans get murdered in Benghazi, Libya despite repeated pleas for help and advance warnings of terrorist training in the town. Semper Fi. Campaigner and Chief has to go!

  4. Carlos Camacho

    Interesting article! As an organizer of the Justice Party of Connecticut (Google us), that means I have a potential to increase my market share by 41%. It is obvious that voters are growing tired of the two main parties. They don’t allow for transparency, put off much needed difficult decisions and at the end of the day, collude on many levels to keep other voices from destroying their duopoly. Little by little CT voters will come to realize that not voting for Dem and GOP is in no way a wasted vote. Don’t let their political mouth pieces sell you that. Thank you for this article!

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