Democrats bleeding voter registration advantage under Joe Biden

All across the United States, the Democratic party is losing an advantage it has long enjoyed in voter registration.

New data on the trend from pundit Larry Sabato confirms that Republicans now overtake Democrats in states like Florida and Kentucky for the first time in years, the Washington Examiner reported.

Dems losing voter registration advantage

The gains have been pronounced in states like Florida, a former swing state that voted for President Trump twice and which has become a bastion of conservative reaction under Governor Ron DeSantis (R), and Kentucky, where Democrats had 186,000 more voters just two summers ago.

Some of the shift could be a “lagging indicator” of trends that have been underway for years in formerly blue states like West Virginia and Kentucky, the newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball told the Examiner. 

The red shift has accelerated under Joe Biden. A separate analysis by the Associated Press found that two-thirds of all voters who switched affiliation in the past 12 months joined the Republican party. That comes out to about 1 million new Republicans.

Democrats are bleeding supporters particularly in the nation’s swingy suburbs, the AP reported. Suburban voters were essential to Democrat victories in 2018 and 2020.

Although Democrats still have a national advantage of about 11.4 million voters, that margin has shrunk by roughly 1.5 million since Barack Obama’s first presidential run in 2008.

Radical agenda costing Democrats

The national mood has soured on Biden, whose feeble state has become impossible to ignore any longer as voters suffer through an economic crisis his party has failed to address.

Disillusioned former Democrats told the Associated Press that they no longer recognize the party after its hard turn to the left.

​“The party itself i​s no longer Democrat, it’s progressive socialism,” a former Democrat who said the party “left her behind” said.

The voter registration trend has emboldened Republicans, who expect to flip one or both houses of Congress this November.

“The shift in enthusiasm for the GOP starts with our strong candidates and our message and is complemented by the RNC’s state-of-the-art, data-driven ground game,” said Nathan Brand, spokesman for the RNC. “Republicans are doing the work where it counts, by investing in communities and reaching voters where they are at.”

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