Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Georgia Trending Democratic?

I had to pinch myself. The Daily Kos reports that a new Gallup Poll report, Democratic Edge in Partisanship in 2006 Evident at National, State Levels, shows Georgia as competitive for Democrats for the first time since 1992. Georgia joins nine other states in this category. The poll indicates that more Americans now define themselves as Democrats (34.3%) as opposed to Republicans (30.4%). When those who 'lean' one way or the other are included, Democrats are at 50.4% while Republicans are at 40.2%, giving Democrats, nationally a 10 point advantage. It is the trend data that is most interesting to me here, and that shows that this movement toward the Democratic Party has persisted since the last quarter of 2005.

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