Connecticut

Connecticut, one of the 13 original colonies, joined the Union in January 1788 and has participated in all 58 presidential elections. The state maintained eight electoral votes from the 1930s through 2000, but dropped back to seven in 2004. Connecticut has gone through periods where it primarily voted Republican. However, it has gone Democrat for the last seven elections, and is not currently considered a battleground state. In 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by about 13.5%.

ELECTORAL VOTES

7

2020 ELECTION

Safe Democratic
2020 Connecticut Polls

Recent Elections

2016
54.6% 40.9%
2012
58.1% 40.8%
2008
60.6% 38.2%
2004
54.3% 43.9%
2000
55.9% 38.4%

Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
R
1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D

Electoral College Votes

Federalist
Democratic-Republican
National Republican
Democratic
Whig
Republican

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.