Monday, September 17, 2012

Another Reason To Feel Good About November: Party Affiliation Trends

By John Hawkins at

Via Rasmussen, here are the party affiliation numbers from the last four elections and the current numbers for this year. See if you can spot a trend.

Nov 2004 (Bush Won) (R) 37.1%, (D) 38.6%, (I) 24.3%

Nov 2006 (Big Dem Year) (R) 31.4%, (D) 37.5%, (I) 31.2%

Nov 2008 (Big Dem Year) (R) 33.8%, (D) 41.4%, (I) 24.7%

Nov 2010 (Historic GOP Year) (R) 36.0%, (D) 34.7%, (I) 29.3%

Aug 2012 (Unknown) (R) 37.6%, (D)33.3%, (I) 29.2%

Let’s see: We have the highest Republican party affiliation yet, the lowest Democrat party affiliation yet, and a bigger party affiliation lead than the GOP had in 2010 when we had the best year in half a century. Will these numbers hold up? We can’t say for sure, but the numbers look almost as good as they possibly can right now.