Florida's voter composition. What's changed in a year? Part 1

posted by Claudia Mendoza - 

Recently I shared research regarding Florida's evolving political pattern over time. 

It depicted the evolution of Florida from being a solidly Democratic state, with over 60% of registered voters in 1980,  to the ultimate swing state by 2000. My research ended with where we stood in during the 2016 election cycle. I received a fair amount of feedback about that story and several new inquiries as well. Among them, where we stand with voter registration today and how the Trump Presidency has impacted voter registration in our state. Keeping this in mind here's updated information.  

A year ago Florida's voter registration has the following break down: Democrats: 37.4%, Republicans: 35.3%, No Party: 26.8%, Third Party: 0.5%. Today's registration has small changes: Democrats: 37.2% (-.2%), Republicans: 35.3% (flat), No Party: 27% (+.2%), Third Party: 0.6% (+.1).

Looking closer at voter counts here's the breakdown: Total voters: +47,217, Democrats: -8,977, Republicans: +11,065, No Party: +33,702, Third party: +11,427.

This probably doesn't fit much of the media's narrative. The only group of voters to see a decline in our state over the past year were Democrats. Fly's in the face of the media's depiction of the Trump administration, the playing up of the radical gun control activists, etc. Once again, two sides to stories and one side to facts.

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