Democratic Voter Registration Is Down
It seems like Democratic voter registration is down:
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.
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.
I have two immediate reactions. First, I’m pleased to see that Republicans appear to be doing a better job than Democrats when it comes to voter registration.
Second, models predicting an electorate heavy on Democrats, as in the election of 2008, are playing a dangerous guessing game.