Republican Registration Nationwide Rises Slightly, the First Increase Since 2004


By Richard Winger Current registration data shows that 29.9% of voters in states that have partisan registration are Republicans. This is slightly higher than the October 2014 percentage, when Republicans had 29.8% This is the first time the Republican share nationwide has risen since 2004, when it was slightly better than it had been in 2002.
Democratic registration nationwide is at 40.6%, the lowest it has been in at least 35 years. The share of registered independents and minor parties is 29.5%, the highest it has ever been since I have been collecting data starting in 1980.
However, these figures are still …read more