Republican Voter Registration on the Rise
The GOP has gained hundreds of thousands of new voters in the Key battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, according to the latest report.
Democrats still outnumber Republicans in those states, but the GOP has improved its standings, according to the report.
In Florida since November 2012, 300,000 more Republicans were added to the voter rolls than Democrats. Democrats had 557,544 more registered voters than Republicans in Y 2012, now they are 259,000 ahead.
Since Y 2012, Democrats lost 195,000 White voters, while Republicans gained around 149,000, the report said.
Democrats in Florida saw an increase in Hispanic registration, with 92,000 Hispanic voters added, 67% of those joined up between February and August of 2016.
In North Carolina, Republicans gained 2X as many voters as Democrats since Y 2012. In 2012, Republican Mitt Romney won the Presidential vote there by 79,000 votes.
Many North Carolina Democrats vote for both parties, according to Republican strategist Carter Wrenn, who says “about 15% of Democrats, mostly older Democrats, usually vote for the Republican nominee for President.”
In Pennsylvania, Republicans gained 83,000 more voters than Democrats. Democrats still have more registered voters than Republicans there, but their lead is the smallest it’s been since Y 2007.
Donald Trump’s Pennsylvania Chairman, Rep. Tom Marino, said at least 80,000 Democrats have switched their party registration to Republican this year.
In some Western states, the news appears to be better for Democrats. Democrats gained 45,000 voters in Colorado and 19,000 voters in Arizona in the past year, the report said.
A detailed study of undecided voters this election shows they are largely from the demographics that would normally support the Democratic candidate, but have so far are resisting choosing Hillary Clinton
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