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Sunday, March 18, 2007

California: Politics is relative and independents are rising

Dan Walters: Politics are all about relativity: ...Relatively speaking, both major parties are losing market share. Two years ago, they claimed 77.5 percent of voter registration (it was around 90 percent not too long ago) but now it's dropped nearly a full point to 76.7 percent. The number of independent voters continues to rise, an important trend, but just as importantly, Democrats (now 42.5 percent) are continuing to decline more rapidly than Republicans (now 34.2 percent), narrowing the margin between the two to the lowest in seven decades and increasing the relative and often decisive clout of independents.... (Sacramento Bee)

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