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New Voter Registration Numbers: Independents Surge in Battleground States
Beyond New Hampshire there is a significant political story unfolding – a surge in Independent voter registration.
Since November 2008, in the eight battleground states that have partisan voter registration:
Independent enrollment is up by 320,657 voters, or plus 3.4%;
Democratic enrollment is down 834,197 voters, or minus 5.6%; and,
Republican enrollment is down 334,608, or minus 2.9%
Over the past 2 months, since Third Way’s initial November 2011 report, Independents are continuing to surge while Democratic voter registration is faltering. Republican registration could be making a comeback. Since our November 2011 report:
The number of Independents is up 59,239,
Democrats have dropped 8,491, and
Republicans have increased 44,227.
In the last 4 months of 2011, first in the nation New Hampshire added 3,468 Independent voters and lost 1,658 Democrats and 406 Republicans.
Read our last memo for all the updated state-by-state numbers—including detailed information from New Hampshire. In these battlegrounds, Independents are going to be the deciders in 2012, and the candidate that woos them will win.

New Voter Registration Numbers: Independents Surge in Battleground States

Beyond New Hampshire there is a significant political story unfolding – a surge in Independent voter registration.

Since November 2008, in the eight battleground states that have partisan voter registration:

  • Independent enrollment is up by 320,657 voters, or plus 3.4%;
  • Democratic enrollment is down 834,197 voters, or minus 5.6%; and,
  • Republican enrollment is down 334,608, or minus 2.9%

Over the past 2 months, since Third Way’s initial November 2011 report, Independents are continuing to surge while Democratic voter registration is faltering. Republican registration could be making a comeback. Since our November 2011 report:

  • The number of Independents is up 59,239,
  • Democrats have dropped 8,491, and
  • Republicans have increased 44,227.

In the last 4 months of 2011, first in the nation New Hampshire added 3,468 Independent voters and lost 1,658 Democrats and 406 Republicans.

Read our last memo for all the updated state-by-state numbers—including detailed information from New Hampshire. In these battlegrounds, Independents are going to be the deciders in 2012, and the candidate that woos them will win.