What to Make of Declining Democratic Registration?

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    by John Hinderaker @ What to Make of Declining Democratic Registration? | Power Line

    On our podcast today, Brian Ward, Steve Hayward and I talked about the obviously bogus polls that purport to show Barack Obama with a big lead in various swing states, even though those same polls show Romney winning independent voters by significant margins. Those results make sense only if enormous numbers of voters are signing up as Democrats. But is there any evidence of any such trend? Not at all; the evidence is entirely to the contrary. Hugh Hewitt, among others, has been talking about these data:

    Voter registration in the Buckeye State is down by 490,000 people from four years ago. Of that reduction, 44 percent is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one. …

    Ohio is not alone. 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. …

    The Third Way study, which was conducted in August, indicates the Democrats’ drop in registered voters coincides with a gain in independent voters.

    And all of the polls show that Romney is doing well with independent voters; far better, obviously, than with Democrats. This is just one more example of how inconsistent the data are, on the basis of which the Democratic Party media are boosting Barack Obama’s campaign.

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    It's not declining.

    The registration is not what it was the first time a black man made history by running as a democrat. It's back down to normal levels.
     
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    And even those polls are weighted and adjusted. The best guestimate is no one knows. There is so much false information coming from all sides that it's impossible to really know. The election is still, even at this late date, in a state of flux. No one knows what effect the Libyan fiasco will have, or the Univision expose of Fast and Furious. Romney's make up is a HUGE issue to hispanics, but dead hispanics aren't.
     
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    Hey Katz.... About what you said regarding Fast and Furious. If Romney's campaign is smart enough to address this issue... It may be a good oportunity for Romney to make gains with hispanics in this election.
     
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    Maybe this has something to do with it:



    Riverside County GOP registration surge raises questions of fraud - latimes.com


    If it's going on in California, then maybe...
     

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