Back in July, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new potential campaign season for the 2018 Congressional elections: “Democrats 2018: I mean, have you seen those other guys?”
Apparently people have, given the 1,042 state and federal Democratic posts that were lost (on net balance) under Obama’s presidency!
They also released another potential slogan, which is especially hilarious when you realize they practically plagiarized it from a Papa John’s commercial: “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”
The 2018 elections are still over a year away, but voter registration trends thus far indicate that voters are gravitating towards the side of the “other guys.”
According to Big League Politics, Democrats only gained a net number of new registered voters in Delaware, where they got an entire 365 new voters, and Colorado, which got 20. Put in other words, there were only 365 more new Democrats registered than new Republicans registered in Delaware.
Meanwhile for Republicans….
- Arizona: Republicans net +11,314.
- Florida: Republicans net +55,498
- Indiana: Republicans net + 14,363
- Maine: Republicans net +1,201
- North Carolina: Republicans net +60,918
- New Hampshire: Republicans net +6,511
- New Jersey: Republicans net +22,351
- New Mexico: Republicans net +12,810
- Nevada: Republicans net +19,799
- Pennsylvania: Republicans net +101,000
Unfortunately Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, Virginia, Georgia, and Texas don’t track voter registration by party affiliation, so there’s no way to know what the trends there look like.
Even if every single one of them showed an increase in the number of Democrats registered relative to Republicans however (which is extremely unlikely), they’d still be lagging overall.