The 2016 United States presidential election in Connecticut was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 United States presidential election in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia participated. Connecticut voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote, pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, and running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and her running mate Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. Connecticut has seven electoral votes in the Electoral College. Clinton won the state with 54.5% of the vote, a reduced margin from Barack Obama's 58.06% in 2012. Conversely, Trump received 40.9% of the vote. Clinton carried six of the state's eight counties; however, this was the first time a Republican had won Windham County since George H. W. Bush in 1988.

Primary elections results

Democratic primary

Three candidates appeared on the Democratic presidential primary ballot: * Bernie Sanders * Hillary Clinton * Rocky De La Fuente

Opinion polling


Republican primary

Four candidates appeared on the Republican presidential primary ballot: * Ben Carson (withdrawn) * Ted Cruz * John Kasich * Donald Trump

Opinion polling



Clinton won every pre-election poll conducted. An average of the final 3 polls showed Clinton leading 49% to 38%, and the final poll showed Clinton leading Trump 50% to 35%.

General election

Trump's strongest county in the state was rural Litchfield County, while Clinton's biggest win was in adjacent, more urban Hartford County. Areas that swung in Clinton's favor were mainly concentrated in suburban Fairfield County, in towns like Darien, New Canaan, and Westport. This area is home to many New York City commuters. Other Democratic swings were in suburbs outside Hartford, such as Granby, East Granby, and Glastonbury, as well as outside New Haven.

Statewide results

Results by county

Counties that flipped from Democratic to Republican

*Windham (largest town: Windham)


According to the Connecticut's Secretary of State Elections Night Reporting website, voter turnout was 76.94% with 1,675,934 voters checked reported out of 2,178,169 Registered Voters Reported. https://ctemspublic.pcctg.net/#/home Last edited 2020-07-9 Retrieved 2020-07-09

See also

* United States presidential elections in Connecticut * 2016 Democratic Party presidential debates and forums * 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries * 2016 Republican Party presidential debates and forums * 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries


External links

RNC 2016 Republican Nominating Process

Green papers for 2016 primaries, caucuses, and conventions
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