2,500,000 voters have left both the Democrat and Republican Parties.
(If anyone wants to re-start the Federalist Party count me in.)
Thinking people are leaving the two Socialist political parties that play a tag-team game of running this nation into a Marxist, Big Brother gutter. Today there are almost as many independent voters as there are Republicans.
More than 2.5 million voters have left the Democratic and Republican parties since the 2008 elections, while the number of independent voters continues to grow.
A USA TODAY analysis of state voter registration statistics shows:
- Democrats declined in 25 of the 28 states that register voters by party
- Republicans dipped in 21 states
- Independents increased in 18 states
The USA is Alone - Voters want real choices on election day. Certainly that is not asking too much. But the U.S. is alone in the entire world in having a two party system. It is not natural for people to break down perfectly into only two groups. With no real party choices available to them American voters are selecting a non-choice. They call themselves independents.
Lovers of Freedom and limited Constitutional government would like it if the GOP actually believed in the small government ideas they give speeches about. Instead we have ended up with two Big Brother parties racing with each other to buy votes with other people's tax money.
The trend to being an independent is acute in swing states that are key to next year's presidential race. In the eight swing states that register voters by party, Democrats' registration is down by 800,000 and Republicans' by 350,000. Independents have gained 325,000.
Registered Democrats still dominate the political playing field with more than 42 million voters, compared to 30 million Republicans and 24 million independents. But Democrats have lost the most — 1.7 million, or 3.9%, from 2008.
Democratic registration has fared worse than Republicans in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — the eight swing states with party registration. Republican losses are biggest in Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.