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California experiences rise in neutral voters

This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.

‚??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.

Read more at Cal Watchdog.

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