Monday, October 01, 2012
Obama Worry -- Democrat Voter Numbers Are Dropping
“Three years and a half years of President Obama’s failed policies have left the Republican Party of Iowa stronger than ever,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, A.J. Spiker. “Iowans are tired of broken promises, high unemployment and especially the way President Obama has been doling out taxpayer money to his friends and campaign donors.”
As Jim Geraghty points out with examples from other states, the trend towards Republicans is quite significant.
And here is a related story from Fox News:
An August study by the left-leaning think tank Third Way showed that the Democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states outnumbered the Republican decline by a 10-to-one ratio. In Florida, Democratic registration is down 4.9 percent, in Iowa down 9.5 percent. And in New Hampshire, it's down down 19.7 percent.
"It's understandable that enthusiasm is going to wane a little bit from that historic moment (in 2008)," says Michelle Diggles, the study co-author and senior policy adviser for Third Way. "You can only elect the first African-American president of this country once."
The dip in registration has been framed by some as the result of Republican efforts to suppress the vote - an accusation that Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, a Republican, categorically rejects.
"That's kind of a silly notion that removing deceased people and duplicate records from the roll has anything to do with voter suppression,” he said. "It actually has to do with voter integrity. They can't point to one legally registered voter that's actually been removed from the rolls."