California experiences rise in neutral voters

By John Seiler | Cal Watchdog

“No Party Preference” continues its gradual rise in voter registrations according to new data released today by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

As of Dec. 31, 2013, registration was:

  • Democratic: 43.6 percent, down from 46.8 percent in 1997;
  • Republican: 28.7 percent, down from 36.2 percent in 1997;
  • No Party Preference: 20.9 percent, up from 11.9 percent in 1997;
  • Other parties: 6.8 percent, up from 5.1 percent in 1997.

The most dramatic change was the increase in No Party Preference, which nearly doubled in the 16-year period. And most of that increase came out of Republicans.

at Cal Watchdog.

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