Florida’s early voting update with under a week to go...
Bottom Line: Reading too much into any one particular voting stat is never a good idea. Elections are too complicated to get a good read of by any one stat. Early voting stats are relevant though as long as you don’t look for only what you want to look for and don’t get carried away with potential implications. With our primaries under a week away here’s what’s up across Florida.
As of Tuesday...
Republicans: 531,015 (47%) - up 1% from yesterday
Democrats: 472,576 (42%) - up 1% from yesterday
No party: 130,577 (11%) - down 1% from yesterday
3rd Party: 3,762 (.03%) - flat
There are more Democrats registered in Florida than Republicans. Republicans make up just 35% of the state's voter registration to Democrats at 37%. Republicans are out performing registration by 12% compared to out performance of 5% for Democrats. Republicans are clearly continuing their strong start with early voting in the primaries - which would seem to indicate that in Florida – there's plenty of enthusiasm on the right with no indication of a blue wave in our state as of now. With wide open primaries for Governor on both sides of the isle at the top of the ticket, this primary cycle is a fair assessment of overall partisan enthusiasm. So far so good for Republicans. We’ll see if that continues.