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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Democratic Party membership is surging

Party ID: Dem 41.5% GOP 31.8%

Rasmussen Reports is reporting a huge surge in the number of Democrats in the United States. Last months numbers reflect the highest Democratic numerical advantage ever measured by Rasmussen:

In February, the number of Americans who consider themselves to be Democrats jumped to 41.5%, the highest total on record. Just 31.8% consider themselves to be Republicans. The partisan gap—a 9.7 percentage point advantage for the Democrats—is by far the largest it has ever been. The previous high was a 6.9 point edge for the Democrats in December 2006. Rasmussen Reports tracks this information based upon telephone interviews with approximately 15,000 adults per month and has been doing so since November 2002.

The 9.7 percentage point advantage for Democrats is up from a 5.6 point advantage a month ago and a 2.1 point advantage two months ago. The surge for the Democrats is especially notable because it reversed a modest trend in the GOP direction that unfolded over much of calendar year 2007 (see history from January 2004 to present).

The report shows that Democrats are leading among men, women, the poor, what's left of the middle class, retirees, and government employees. Republicans hold slight leads among income brackets over $75,000 and entrepreneurs, both of which are my demographics.

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Blogger Damian said...

I've never heard of the "Democrat Party".

title="comment permalink">March 02, 2008 8:50 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Yikes. . .thanks,man.

title="comment permalink">March 02, 2008 8:55 PM  
Blogger Human said...

From Wiki
" Democrat Party is a political epithet used in the United States by some people (in many cases, conservative commentators or some members of the Republican Party in speeches and press releases) instead of the name (or more precisely, the proper noun) Democratic Party.

Many members of the Democratic Party object to the term. New Yorker commentator Hendrik Hertzberg wrote: "There’s no great mystery about the motives behind this deliberate misnaming. 'Democrat Party' is a slur, or intended to be - a handy way to express contempt. Aesthetic judgments are subjective, of course, but 'Democrat Party' is jarring verging on ugly. It fairly screams 'rat.'" Explaining his use of the term, Republican leader Harold Stassen said in 1940, "I emphasized that the party controlled in large measure at that time by Hague in New Jersey, Pendergast in Missouri and Kelly-Nash in Chicago should not be called a 'Democratic Party.' It should be called the 'Democrat Party.'"

To the Pillory with you John :)

title="comment permalink">March 03, 2008 12:55 AM  

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