Democrats’ Ranks Grow

Posted on October 2, 2009


From Rasmussen:

For the second straight month, adults identifying themselves as Democrats grew, upping the total to 37.5%.  While it is an increase over the previous months, it still remains lower than any number polled  from December of 2008 through June of 2009.

Republican numbers fell to 32.1% of those polled  (the lowest since July 2008) and the number of unaffiliated adults grew slightly to 30.3%.

These changes give Democrats a 5.4% edge over Republicans, up 2% over the last two months.

It should be noted the poll is of all adults, not likely voters.  Republicans are more likely to participate in elections.

The President’s approval rating fell below 50% for the first time in July. Rasmussen provides a  Presidential Approval Index with month-by-month numbers.

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