For President in Connecticut: A Swath of Red Among the Blues

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Connecticut is a reliably Democratic state in presidential elections, but that left-leaning streak is not universal, and the state’s source of Republican votes this election was not limited to the wealthy towns of lower Fairfield County.

This map shows the town-by-town vote split for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Democratic majorities are in blue and Republican majorities are in red, with the intensity of the color indicating the strength of the victor’s margin. The major cities are predictably dark blue, while towns such as New Canaan and Darien are distinctly red.

But Romney also did well in rural towns in northwestern New Haven County and eastern Litchfield County, spilling over the border into western Hartford County. Romney also did well in several towns on the Massachusetts border, and eked out slim majorities in some small towns in Windham County.

Click any of the towns in the map to see the vote breakdown for that municipality. (Towns shaded in black indicate that poll results are not available.) And for a larger map, click here.

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3 thoughts on “For President in Connecticut: A Swath of Red Among the Blues

  1. BlahBlah

    There are obviously a lot of people collecting free “entitlements” in CT……..
    Hard to fathom this voting, otherwise.
    The Northeast is full of pseudo-effete progressives, unfortunately.

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  2. Barry Lessard

    I think it is also worth noting that in the majority of the towns that Obama won in Windham and Tolland counties, he eked out slim majorities.

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