Alarm Rising Among Democrats, as More than 1 Million Voters Have Switched to GOP in Past 12 Months

The Associated Press reviews political affiliations over the past 12 months, in 43 states

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched their party registration from the Democrat to the Republican Party over the last year, according to Voter Registration Data analyzed by The Associated Press. And the previously talked about – but substantially unreported numbers – reflect a phenomenon that's playing out in virtually every region of the country — including both blue Democrat and red Republican states, as well withing the nation's large cities and small towns.

According to data analyzed by the Associated Press, the review covered political affiliations over the past 12 months in 43 states, and was based on Voter Registration Data. And, the analysis shows that the change over that period has favored Republicans 2-to-1 over Democrats.
Over the last year, roughly two-thirds of the 1.7 million voters who have changed their party affiliation shifted to the Republican Party.

In all, more than 1 million people became Republicans – compared to about 630,000 who became Democrats.

Yes, since President Joe Biden replaced former President Donald Trump, a political shift is taking hold across the United States as 10s of 1,000s of Suburban Swing Voters have become increasingly concerned about the direction of the country – so much so that they are joining the Republican's ranks.
"Nowhere is the shift more pronounced – and dangerous for Democrats – than in the suburbs, where the well-educated swing voters who turned against Trump’s Republican Party appear to be swinging back," the wire service concluded.

The analysis also includes an review of data regarding a voting bloc critical to the 2024 Democrat and Republican presidential nominees, who seek to win over the all-important "independent" and middle-income voter.

"Over the last year, far more Americans have switched to the GOP in suburban counties – from Denver to Atlanta and Pittsburgh and Cleveland – as Republicans have also seen substantial gains in counties around medium-size cities such as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Des Moines, Iowa."
  • In Iowa, Democrats used to hold the advantage in party changers by a 2-to-1 margin. Those figures have now flipped over the last year, with Republicans ahead by a similar amount.
  • In Ohio, the same dramatic shift is taking place.
  • In Florida, Republicans captured 58% of party switchers during those last years of the Trump era. Now, over the last year, they command 70%.
  • And in Pennsylvania, Republicans went from 58% to 63% of party changers.
In Larimer County, Colorado, 39-year-old homemaker Jessica Kroells says she can no longer vote for Democrats despite being a reliable Democrat voter up until 2016. There was not a single “aha moment” that convinced her to switch, but by 2020, Kroells said the Democrat Party had “left me behind.”
“The party itself is no longer Democrat, it’s progressive socialism,” she said, specifically condemning Biden’s plan to eliminate billions of dollars in student debt.

Frustrated by the increasingly familiar social agendas that have invaded many of the country's public schools schools, and as inflation and gas prices at the pump have skyrocketed and intensified, the Republican National Committee has been hosting voter registration events at gas stations in suburban areas across swing states like Arizona, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania to link Democrats and the Biden White House to record-high gas prices.

The GOP has also linked the Democrat president to an ongoing baby formula shortage.
“Biden and Democrats are woefully out of touch with the American people, and that’s why voters are flocking to the Republican Party in droves,” said Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel.

She is predicting that “American suburbs will trend red for cycles to come” due to “Biden’s gas hike, the Open Border Crisis, baby formula shortages, and rising crime.”

​​​​​​​Just 24% of "Likely U.S. Voters" currently believe the country is heading in the right direction, and Republicans currently hold a historically significant 8% lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress.
  With roughly four months or 130-odd days until Election Day, Democrats have no clear strategy to address Mr. Biden’s weak popularity – and voters’ overwhelming fear that the country is headed in the wrong direction with the Democrat Party in charge.

The Democrat National Committee declined to comment when The Associated Press asked about the recent surge in voters switching to the GOP.