This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.
‚??No Party Preference‚?Ě¬†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.