Monday, August 07, 2006

28,886 New Democrats

Some numbers from the Secretary of the State's office:
Unaffiliated to Democrat, May 1 to deadline today .......14,506
Newly registered Democrats since May 1 ......................14,380
TOTAL NEW DEMS .......................................................28,886

Compare with:
Unaffiliated to Republican, 5/1 to deadline today..............521
Newly registered Rs since 5/1.........................................3,878
TOTAL NEW REPUBLICANS............................................4,399

Total Active Dems Eligible For Tomorrow................652,936
Total Inactive (can still vote if they show up).............43,887
TOTAL REGISTERED DEMS......................................696,823

This is a major surge. How many are for Lamont? How many for Lieberman? The new Democrats could be decisive.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a .59% increase in registration..

Not that significant.

Anonymous said...

I'd be surprised if 5% of these news Dems were for Joe.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Guess we have to give the SOTS credit on this one. She started a campaign to get people to join a party to vote in the primary.

I have to say it's been a success. 32,000 new voters is amazing. These numbers went up by about 8,000 in the past 10 days - people REALLY want to vote in this election. We'll find out who they're fired up about tomorrow, won't we?

GMR said...

I'd be surprised if 5% of these news Dems were for Joe.

I don't know about that. I would imagine that Lamont's supporters are more partisan, and were likely to have been registered as Democrats from before he declared his candidacy.

However, it seems as if Lamont has had a much better ground game, and thus probably has more than half of the newly registered, but there are likely significant numbers of people joining to vote for Lieberman.

Wolcottboy said...

How do these numbers compare to past years - particularly Presidential elections?

They do seem to be pretty good though.

BRubenstein said...

GMR...they wouldnt have registered until they knew Lamont was challenging Joementum...your logic that they likely would have registered is wrong...80% according to my phone calls are for Lamont.......its all coming together like i said it would.

BRubenstein said...

GC,,..as you know...i was the first to point the u to d's out and guessed there would be about 15,000....its all coming together like i said....

Anonymous said...

Considering that the biggest reason people have to register Republican is McLean/Masullo, and the fact that Jodi is hardly a Republican, I think that the GOP numbers are pretty impressive.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't just Susan Bys. Nancy DiNardo sent out a large mailing urging unaffiliateds to switch to Dems.