Skip to comments.CA: 'Decline to state' is all the rage
Posted on 04/23/2010 5:29:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
California voters are declining to sign on with a political party in record numbers.
The latest registration figures, released by Secretary of State Debra Bowen Thursday morning, show declined-to-states account for more than 20% of those registered. ..
Even as registering as "decline to state" is on the rise, the Democratic Party has managed to pick up a bigger share of the electorate than it had four years ago, increasing from 42.7% to 44.6%. The trend was the reverse for the GOP. The percentage of Californians registered as Republicans has dropped from 34.6% to 30.8% since 2006.
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That’s because the conservatives are leaving CA in droves. I was one who got out almost four years ago.
Good point. Pubbies in Sacramento have largely been a waste too. Bad year to be an incumbent.
“the Democratic Party has managed to pick up a bigger share of the electorate than it had four years ago, increasing from 42.7% to 44.6%.”
...and that in a nutshell is why California will continue to decline.
Just curious as to where you relocated. No need to answer — but we are looking at states such as Idaho and Missouri.
New Hampshire, actually. Decent job offer, housing is comparatively cheap (anything is next to CA) and no state income or sales tax.
Legacy of the Schwarzenegger/Wilson/Parsky/Sundheim/Maldonado wing of the CAGOP
Good for you! A business partner and himself a former Californian lives in Bedford.
Thanks for the feedback.
I left six years ago (and yes, my wife Alia and I were both Freepers at the time).