MASSIVE DECLINE in Democrat Voter Registration in 8 Swing States

Don’t look now but Democrats are in trouble.

Democratic drop in Ohio voter registrations mirrors a nationwide trend.
In fact, Democratic voter registration in 8 swing states outnumbers Republican decline by a 10-to-1 ratio.

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“Don’t boo, vote,” President Obama often says in his stump speech whenever crowds boo a Romney plan.

The off-hand call to vote may be by design. It comes amid a precipitous decline in Democratic voter registration in key swing states — nowhere more apparent than in Ohio.

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.

“I think what we’re seeing is a lot of spin and hype on the part of the Obama campaign to try to make it appear that they’re going to cruise to victory in Ohio,” Cuyahoga County Republican Chairman Rob Frost said. “It’s not just Cuyahoga County. Nearly 350,000 of those voters are the decrease in the rolls in the three largest counties, Cuyahoga, Hamilton and Franklin.

Frost points out that those three counties all contain urban centers, where the largest Democrat vote traditionally has been.

Ohio is not alone. 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.

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  • GrannyDee

    Not 1/2 hour ago, we had a Romney-Ryan campaign worker knock at our door. In talking with my husband, she told him that both she and her husband are registered Dems but are voting Romney-Ryan and for Josh Mandel against Sherrod Brown.

  • Larse

    Our whole family have been Democrats all our lives until Obama. We voted McCain/Palin. This year we are all in full swing working for the Romney-Ryan campaign. We must for our nation get Obama out of office. Lots of other Dem’s feel the same way!

  • Granny

    Makes you wonder how many of these disappearing democrats never really existed in the first place.

  • magic underware
  • snap boy

    This seems like great news, but yesterday it was reported that a company paid to register voters for the Republicans had been cheating (sorta like ACORN) – Republicans were suing the firm. That company was working in most if not all the swing states so if these registrations are bogus …..

  • Free Diapers

    Apparently nobody in Ohio has taken a look at the terms and conditions on their Obama Phone. Article XIV, Section 12 says they are required to vote for Obama if they wish to continue their free phone plan.

  • MathMom

    Dude, fix your headline. It says the opposite of what you mean, I think…???

    Game-Changer… Dem Voter Registration DECLINE in 8 Swing States Outnumbers GOP Decline by 10 to 1 Ratio

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  • Trevor (@TJexcite)

    Dem Voter Registration in 8 Swing States Outnumbers GOP

    The title just sent me for a loop in how it is written. So the Dems dropped by 10 for every 1 GOP drop. as it came from a left site they had to confuse it. The drop should have been in the front as if you do not read the whole title you miss that and think that there are more Dems by 10 to 1 than GOP in those states.

  • Caral Freeman

    I have personally converted 9 lifelong democrats into Romney supporters. Those are the ones that I know personally that will go vote and vote against Obama. There may be many more because I talk to people all the time and try to explain the path of destruction Obama and the progressives in the house are taking us down. Many of those may change to vote for Romney also. Most of these people hardly pay attention to politics and the news in general. They vote democrat because their families always have. Educate everyone you come in contact with. You never know, the one you educate could end up being the winning vote for our nation’s future!

  • Margaret

    Democratic Party registration is drastically down across swing states and registration as independent/unaffiliated dirastically up since 2008. Could it be centrist democrats were driven away by the leftward turn of the party? Doesn’t bode well for this election, does it?

    Here’s something else to consider. Look at this today from USA Today/Gallup today:

    USA Today/ Gallup Poll: GOP Opens Up 16% Enthusiasm Lead over Dems. The poll of 1,446 adults, taken Monday through Thursday, has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.
    GOP regains enthusiasm edge. 64% of Reps are more enthusiastic than usual v. 48% of Dems.

    Back 4 years ago, in another Gallup Adult poll, Oct 14-16 2008: “Only 51% of Republicans say they are more enthusiastic about voting than in previous years, compared to 71% of Democrats, marking a shift from October 2004, when enthusiasm was about the same for both partisan groups.”

    So, pre-election 2004, Dem and Rep enthusiasm were equal, and Republicans won
    In 2008, Dem=71%, Rep=51% enthusiastic, and Democrats won
    In 2012, Dems=48%, Reps = 64% enthusiastic, and who will win??

  • This report was prior to the conventions in August. Independent registrations has increased dramatically. Expect that post convention registrations, after Romney’s 47% comments increased along with excitment by Democrat and Independent voters. Obama by a landslide.

    The I’s Have It: Pre-Convention Voter Registration Analysis

  • Joan

    Let’s not forget that there are still registered Dems who will not be voting for Obama again. I haven’t figured out where he wins….. because I know there have to be a lot of people who will not vote for him again that voted for him before. The excitement to vote for the black man is no longer there. And those who voted because of all the hype will not be voting for him again. The young who have no jobs and the blacks in the ghetto will no longer care as much…. he hasn’t really helped them at all.

    So where will he get any extra votes?? He won’t.

  • Bill Mitchell

    If one looks to 1980 as an historical example we see that fake polls from the MSM have NO EEFECT on the actual vote and if anything may actually motivate Republican voters and demotivate Democrat voters.

    Obama WIL NOT win this election without winning Independents. Don’t know why Team Romney isn’t making a bigger deal of this.

  • tom63010

    Spoke to my mom the other day. She lives in a very small town in SE Illinois. She said everyone she knew in a town dominated by Democrats are so disgusted with Obama that they are considering not voting. She went on to say she didn’t like Romney but I didn’t press her why. I think that is Romney politely wins the debates he is in easily. Even if he doesn’t do well I still think he will win.

  • Sean

    I am in Wisconsin today,and noticed Obama will be in Madison,WI Thursday. Interesting ince ost th the state is in the bag for him. Mooch was here yesterday. Interesting.

  • Joe Blow

    Don’t kid yourselves thinking Democrats won’t have as many voters or register as many new voters. They have been busy in basements for months filling out forms to register and do “early” voting. Remember in numerous states Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck registered. In the recall vote sign up against Scott Walker in Wisconsin there was a huge amount of fraud and the liberal judges didn’t do a thing.

  • bg


    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • bg


    oh yeah, don’t forget Egypt & Libya MB/AQ voters..


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  • gastorgrab

    The sad thing is that the Democratic strategy was designed to promote apathy among the American people.

    Who’d have thunk it would come back to bite em’ in the ass?

  • RealMc

    Strange indeed……….

    Have grave yards also vanished in those states??

    Just aksin’

  • jb books

    I really think that an overall lack of enthusiasm and turnout on the left will be the diference in this election. For instance, does anybody really think that 20 somethings are coming like they did in ’08? Not going to happen. Be careful and be prepared for anything, these people will not go quietly.

  • with democrats it doesn’t really how many of them vote, its how many times they vote.

  • dwdude

    “Don’t boo, vote,” President Obama often says…i boo and i vote, against you and all of your little comrades

  • Sandy

    Been a Dem all my life changed to Independent in 08. I think becoming Independent is the first step to becoming a Republican. Made the change to Republican in 2010. I will never vote Democrat again.

    Rush said the polls in the week before the election will probably be more honest. No pollster wants to be known as Totally Wrong in 2012. But for an article on AOL to say that Ann Romney is worried about Mitt’s mental state means the lies keep coming.

    Without the media running interference for Obama he would be 15 points behind Romney.

  • Sandy

    What’s interesting is that although as a Dem you can vote for who you like the fact is that people changing their registrations are really angry with the Democratic Party and want the powers that be to know it.

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  • Bigkahuna

    Gotta agree, Obama is losing small to medium percentages of various groups.

    Pissing off Catholics and Jews and will lose 5-10 %
    Youth vote…living with parents, no jobs…gotta love Obama right……-10-20%
    Black vote…many unemployed, many will not vote and some will simply wake up. -10-15%
    Independents are falling to mitt by about 14-16%
    Moderate democrats….see he is a socialist SOB and think. Wow what an incompetent narcisitic prick and switch.-5%

    I simply can’t see him winning when you factor these in. Besides as pols show Mitt taking leads they will start backing winner.

    Debates are critical especially the first one.

  • AU11234

    I think Romney has this like Reagan in 1980. The undecideds and the wishy washy voters will break for Romney because of his business experience. We can’t afford 4 more years of Obama policies. Obamacare MUST GO.

  • GotFreedom

    Cuyahoga County is the armpit of; a cesspool for the Democrat party here in N.OH! And the sad thing is, the folks here in Cuy. Cty don’t do their homework. . .they just keep on voting for Dems because that’s what they’ve always done or because that’s the name they recognize on the ballot (because afterall, most of the folks running for anything in Cuy. Cty simply play musical chairs and bounce from one position or another or, have had the same position FOREVER. . .Cuy. Cty seriously needs term limits!!!)

    Wake Up Cuyahoga County. . . we are a depressed area and too many of you are complicit for our downfall because you keep voting for the same ole tired good for nothing politicos! And what happens when you keep voting for these nitwits. . .can you say CORRUPTION!!!

    And here’s another problem with Cuy. Cty. . .for every one home in the suburbs, there are two homes in the city limits of Cleveland (this is why Dennis Kookcinich has been in Congress for so long–thank goodness for redistricting). . .and the majority of those folks are the ones who are getting the free phones, food stamps/welfare paid for by guess who. . .those of us living in the suburbs–redistribute my work habits; not my wealth!!!

    As long as the Dems have control in Cuy Cty, nothing good will come to the Cleveland area–period! That’s the truth and all of you in NE OH know it. . .but are you willing to do anything about it? If you’re getting those Dem freebies/handouts thanks to my tax dollars, then probably not!

  • Befuddled

    Democrat registration down in Ohio plus 100 million dollar free cell phone program equals— registration and voting by phone! It will be like American Idol! It’s so easy to get inside the mind of a Democrat.

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  • Look-Out

    As Sandy said, the lies from the media just keep coming. After a recent 60 Minutes’ interview, a football game that later aired on ABC had one of those streaming news lines that recapped comments/developments re Romney, Obama, Ryan and Ann Romney. All were pretty much tailored to benefit BHO and make R&R look weak. But this one made me LIVID: “Ann Romney said she and Mitt have struggled financially.”

    I watched it stream by a 2nd time to make sure I’d really seen it and was out of my chair and giving our local station a piece of my mind. Ann had said the EXACT OPPOSITE in that interview. They tried a correction, but I called back and told them it wasn’t good enough and they took it down entirely.

  • You Republicans and your wishful thinking are really funny. Watch Intrade. It is amazingly accurate, and it has Obama ahead by a huge margin. I know lots and lots of people, and 95% of them are very enthusiastic Obama supporters. My family members here in Colorado, Missouri, and Louisiana all support him. WHAT apathy? If anything, I see even MORE enthusiasm for him now than in 2008. My black and Hispanic friends say the same about their friends and relatives. So be prepared to eat crow, Republicans. Your guy is going to lose.

  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear, my campaign is in the toilet. My numbers are dropping like donkey crap in a carnival!

    But, don’t worry. Axelrod and Plouffe will canvas each and every graveyard in all of the 57 states for more votes. That should put me on top!

    And, this is super important! Send me $3.00 before midnight! My campaign is going bust! Good day.

  • PamelaOfThePoconos

    #17 Joe Blow
    Yes, very worried. That’s why this as reported 6AM this morning by 6ABC:
    In a bold and risky move, Mother Bethel AME Church cancels service 2 register voters @6ABC reported this.

    This is a nationwide effort and Latino churches are invited to join in. In PA they plan to cover large area from Philadelphia to Lancaster.

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  • terry

    I just want to say I talked to two of my sons 18 year old friends and now there are two more new republican voters. I got them registration cards and payed for the stamps and watched them mail it. They can not wait to vote and they are talking to their friends so everyone needs to do the same it will make the differnce.