Skip to comments.Obama Registration Efforts Flagging (Democrat registration cratering in swing-states)
Posted on 08/17/2012 9:58:42 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
Despite pouring resources into scores of voter-registration events in the last week alone, a Boston Globe analysis found that the Obama campaign has failed to significantly swell the rolls of Democratic voters in battleground states.
In five battleground states the for which the Globe was able to analyze registration data, Democratic registration increased by 39,580 voters, while Republican registration increased by 145,085.
The Obama campaign says that its successful registration efforts in 2008 largely exhausted the pool of unregistered Democrats, while the Republican primaries earlier this year provided a registration opportunity that Democrats were not afforded.
The Globe cited a study released earlier this week by Third Way, a left-leaning think tank, that showed Democratic registration down 800,000 people in eight battleground states and Republican registration down by 80,000 in those same states. Independent registration, on the other hand, has grown by nearly half a million voters in those states.
Can they not find enough cemeteries?
Not to worry, the democraps have a plan in place to get around it!
November 6th is going to be Chick-Fil-A day all over again. Red-blooded Americans are aching for the chance to have their voice heard.
Incidentally ... has anyone heard of a anybody anywhere that didn’t vote for Obama in 2008 that intends to in 2012? Has his record earned him a single additional vote?
I’ve heard of Obama voters going Romney. I’ve heard of non-voters going Romney. I’ve heard of McCain voters going Romney. I’ve heard of Obama voters not voting. I’ve heard of immovable Obama voters that will vote Obama ... but I haven’t heard a single person say “I didn’t vote Obama in 2008, but will in 2012”.
Well, I can’t vote for Romney or Obama. Romney is much worse than McCain, and I regret voting for RINO McCain. I still stink from it.
We need to help whip up Democrat enthusiasm-get them really motivated for more Hope and Change and to head off the Radical Right Wing threat so they come out to vote in droves on November 7.
“Independent registration, on the other hand, has grown by nearly half a million voters in those states.”
Obama’s numbers with Independents are horrible. This is a very good sign.
They can always rely on those dead folks.
Still waiting on a real primary in Virginia. The Mittbots did nothing to encourage real Americans to vote this year. A little piddling make-up stuff with Ryan dragging in out at West Springfield (close to the Democrat hot house) won’t do a thing for them.
You don’t have to. Just vote for Paul Ryan.
I don’t buy that he’s worse than McCain. McCain nominated Palin ... and then basically muzzled her. Romney nominates Ryan — the single best choice for dismantling ObamaCare — and unleashed him.
I’ve been a registered independent for better than 30 years. I think its a great sign. No party should feel comfortable and take votes for granted.
Ryan’s not going to president; he won’t be making any of the decisions, only supporting Romney’s decisions.
Yes, Romney is MUCH worse than McCain.
Obama provides all the encouragement real Americans need.
But, if you’re not encouraged by Paul Ryan, you’re not encourage-able.
“Exhausted the pool?” Sounds like voter ID might be working or, at least, the publicity is. . .
You guys seemed to have interfered with my voting habits this year.
I can vote for a man who would nominate, and back, Paul Ryan. Ryan is a man who has legitimate answers to difficult questions — he is serious, he is principled, he is compelling, he is sensible, he is conservative. He is enemy-number-one of ObamaCare ... and RomneyCare. I fully believe Mitt Romney will dismantle ObamaCare.
That Romney would choose Ryan as a running mate, and that Ryan is comfortable enough with Romney’s vision to accept, is a very good sign. Honestly ... Paul Ryan made me like Romney better.
I was an anti-Obama voter before Ryan. But, Ryan brings a vision for America that I can support ... he is an inspired, and an inspiring, choice. Romney didn’t bring on a RINO VP — he brought on a conservative, and he backed his conservatism to the hilt. That says something.
No, he isn’t worse than McCain.
You do. Paul Ryan.
That is the heart of the issue- despite all the “polls”
Obama’s support was MAXED last time. He got every single black vote he could. Some of them are NOT planning to vote for him again (he’s an IDIOT and now they know it)
SO he has no where to go but down.
The Republicans are ENERGIZED though- Chik-fil-A should serve as an example of why
“Well, I cant vote for Romney or Obama. Romney is much worse than McCain, and I regret voting for RINO McCain. I still stink from it”
There may not be a dime’s worth of difference between the two in most areas....but life issues are a notable exception.
The Supreme Court is looking pretty geriatric....and I can see as many as 3 appoinments in the next 4 years. The wrong appointments could lead us down a path of teenage abortion without parental notification, euthenasia, and death panels...and I don’t think that is hyperbole.
The right appointments might just move the court more in line with the constitution; and, abortion would once again become a state issue.
I KNOW what Barry would do. So I plan to place my bets with Romney. He could not possibly be worse.
BTW, I don’t live in a swing state, so my vote is largely symbolic...but I’ll vote for a Romney/Ryan ticket.
This is big.
If pollsters are not taking this into consideration when making their assumptions as to what the actual electorate will be in November, they are missing what would be a landslide in Romney/Ryan’s favor.
It seems that the polls reflecting a D+4 or greater should be highly suspect.
Is he running for President? Does he have a better Conservative voting record than ~ let’s say ~ Richard Lugar? (Giving you a few points on that one eh).
(BUT, not many points. Let's look at ACU ~ 2011 saw Lugar at 75 and Ryan at 80.
Looks pretty questionable to me ~ )
“It seems that the polls reflecting a D+4 or greater should be highly suspect”
Especially because the 2010 exit polls the, if anything over-sampled the Ds, came up with a 35-35 D vs. R split. Looks to me like an accurate poll would use that split.
Some of Obama's core are definitely pushing it.
Who cares? There is a real principled conservative on the ballot — a genuinely good man with a legitimate conservative plan to right this ship ... to fix the tax code, to dismantle ObamaCare, to fix Medicare, to spur the economy, to bring America back to where it ought to be.
Paul Ryan is a better advocate for a real conservative vision than anyone in the GOP primary was. This country would unquestionably be better off with Paul Ryan in office, and with his plan — now a centerpiece of Romney’s campaign — on the as a blueprint for recovery. If Mitt Romney embraces Paul Ryan’s economic plan, as he seems to be doing, he will be a great President ... and he will bring this country back from the brink. If not, he won’t ... but, after the Ryan nomination, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
There is no reason a conservative shouldn’t be able to enthusiastically vote for that. If you can’t ... its you.
A real principled Conservative whose career would be ended, and whose ideas would likely be buried, if those on our side continue to advocate, directly or indirectly, for a second term for Obama.
Can we afford a guy with that trendline?
It's likely to backfire on them, but this bunch of Democrats play dirty and we are sending sweet little snookem's shortbread types out to challenge them.
Believe you are exactly right. And, it’s disappointing that the fact you are bothers freepers.
I’ve heard of Freepers not voting for Romney
Are you referring to Ryan?
Can we afford anybody else?
Paul Ryan has a great plan. He is right about ObamaCare (and RomneyCare). He is right about budget cuts. He is right about Medicare. He is right about gun rights. He is right about abortion. He is right about taxes. He is right about job creation. And, better yet, he understands, and can explain, the ideological underpinnings of it all. There is simply no way for a conservative to argue otherwise.
We now have a good ticket that any reasonable conservative should be able to not only support, but advocate for.
People looking for a reason to complain will always manage to find one. People who define themselves by being dissatisfied will always manage to be.
Can’t please everybody. I genuinely think that conservatives that won’t vote for Romney/Ryan are an insignificantly small minority ... but they do exist. Intentionally inconsequential.
Here is my only concern with that: Say a kid is raised a good conservative. He votes for the first time at age 18 in '08 for Palin. But then, he goes to college. Four years later, he has been totally indoctrinated by his commie professors and is convinced that his parents are morons for being conservative, thus votes for his new hero and savior in '12 - BHO.
This is the only thing I can think of that would give Emperor 0 votes that he didn't get in '08.
you still have a bad ticket ~ a remarkably bad ticket ~ really. you got that Romney guy on it. might as well be Obama for what that’s worth.
Ryan had a good start ~ he blew it.
I won’t go so far as to say a Romney loss would end Ryan’s career. I think he’ll be around a LONG time ... he’d still be a legit leader in the House, and he’d be a real contender in a 2016 and/or 2020 GOP Primary.
That being said, we’d all be better off with him as Vice President come January.
Even granting your premise (which is arguable), you do realize that the choice isn't Romney or McCain, right?
Maxed out because of the inherent promise that everything in life would be free. Seriously, this was the underlying mindset of the 0bama voter.
Have you heard of anybody that falls into that category? There must be somebody — but I’d bet the quantity of newly-converted Obama voters is statistically ZERO.
There will be some liberals that just achieved voting age, I guess. But, at least a few washed up hippies must’ve died off over the last for years. Hopefully a roughly equivalent number ... heh.
So we should abandon Ryan?
For Obama's second term?
Dude, check yourself!
No, I'm supposed to believe it's "Leftist A" or "Leftist B." I won't let anyone tell me that I only have two socialists as my choices. There are others. I refuse to enable liberalism.
So much for that “DEMOGRAPHIC TIDAL WAVE” that’s going to help Obama in swing states... what a damned JOke that crap was.
This election is going to be a ROUTE up and down the ticket, 2010 was nothing, 1994 is going to look like a good day for dems when compared to how Nov 2012 is shaping up.
Fight like its close, but the idea this fool is re-electable is nonsense.
Obama is going to lose by 10+ points, he can’t steal it.. this isn’t going to be a squeaker.
FIGHT LIKE IT IS, but don’t buy into the crap, this isn’t going to be close.
No, and I seriously hope you are correct in your assumptions which I have no reason to doubt!
The Conservative Movement would benefit tremendously.
Romney's image is that of a squish.
With Ryan off his right shoulder, with the Tea Party behind him, he will have to lean in that direction, else he risks losing re-election.
If Romney knows nothing else, he knows which way the wind blows.
Others? Really? Ex-Dem Virgie? Huff-n-puff?
Other choices like when the bag boy asks 'Paper or plastic' you respond, 'I think I'll just stuff everything in my pockets.' Or when the server says, 'Cash, check or credit?' You opt for washing dishes. I mean, sure, you can choose that. But it's a complete waste of time and it looks pretty foolish. But, hey, fiat cash is a conspiracy, checks are partnering with those evil banks and credit cards are usury (and notice they all begin with 'C', just like 'conspiracy'.). So, don't give in to the man! Wash those dishes.