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MODERATES MATTER: During the past 9 presidential elections—since 1976—moderates have composed an average 48% of the electorate. Clearly, the influence of moderate voters cannot be overstated, especially for Democratic candidates, who start with a smaller liberal base.
For Democrats in the Senate battleground states, winning a moderate majority is necessary for victory, and for many, a mere majority isn’t sufficient to carry the day.
Read the full report: “Senate Battlegrounds: Democrats Need a Moderate Majority”
In our new report, “Independents Day 2012,” we calculate that in eight important battleground states:
- Independent registration increased by 254,310, or a gain of 3.4%.
- Democratic registration decreased by 825,708, or a loss of 5.4%.
- Republican registration decreased by 378,835, or a loss of 3.1%.
Read more at http://thirdway.org/publications/470