Editor’s Note – This poll is really not all that surprising. When you look at the current crop of Progressives that control the Democratic Party, it’s clear that this is no longer the party of John F. Kennedy.
With an agenda that favors wealth distribution, economic justice, whatever that is, and counts among it’s allies Socialists, Marxists and revolutionaries, it’s becoming harder and harder for liberal thinking Americans to identify with the party.
Add in the unscrupulous manner in which Obama, Pelosi and Reid force legislation through and the double standard in play with individual members (Geithner, Rangel and Maxine Waters immediately come to mind) and it’s not hard to see why people are exiting.
For Second Straight Month, Number of Democrats in U.S. Falls to Record Low
By Rasmussen Reports
For the second month in a row, the number of Americans who identify themselves as Democrats has fallen to a record low.
In September, 34.6% of American Adults identified themselves as Democrats. That’s down nearly half a percentage point from a month ago, a full percentage point from two months ago, and is the smallest percentage of Democrats ever recorded in nearly eight years of monthly tracking.
At the same time, the number of Republicans slipped from 33.8% in August to 33.1% last month.
The number of Adults not affiliated with either major party is now at 32.3%.
As has been the case in every month over the past eight years of tracking, there are more Democrats than Republicans in the nation. The gap is currently 1.5 percentage points. That’s up from a 1.2-percentage-point gap a month ago. The past two months are the closest the Republicans have been to parity in more than five years – since July 2005.
Things were much better for Democrats heading into the two most recent election cycles. In September 2006, they enjoyed a 4.8-percentage-point advantage. In September 2008, the gap was 5.6 percentage points.
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