By Javier Manjarres
The anti-Obama sentiment is resonating amongst both registered and unregistered voters as the Republican Party of Florida has announced that increasing numbers of Floridians are registering Republican than Democrat. This is good news for the state GOP as the party has struggled to keep up with the SEIU/ACORN Democrat voter coalition and outreach efforts over the past several years.
Here is the RPOF’s press release announcing the voter gains:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2012
Contact: Brian Hughes, RPOF Comms. Director
FLORIDA REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO RACK UP VOTER REGISTRATION GAINS
2012 off to a strong start for RPOF voter registration program
When 2011 began, Democrats in Florida had a voter registration advantage of more than 580,000. By the end of 2011, that was cut to a little less than 503,00. As of January 31st, 2012, the Democrats’ advantage was reduced again to 483,869!RPOF started a voter registration program in 2011, but has dramatically accelerated it statewide in recent weeks. This successful outreach program has yielded the following results:
* Since Jan. 1, 17,073 Floridians have registered as Republicans, while in the same timeframe 14,337 registered Democrat.
* In the 18 to 25 age group, 5,358 registered Republican and 4,390 registered Democrat. So much for the Obama youth movement!
* More females who are new registrants in this timeframe registered Republican, 7,805 to 7,720.
In addition, two counties that started the year with Democrat advantage have been flipped to Republican majorities:
Flagler, 24,097 Republican to 24,030 Democrat
Gilchrist, 4,640 Republican to 4,638 Democrat
“I am very proud of Florida’s Republican team who are out there sharing our message of freedom and opportunity,” said RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry. “Every day, as we move closer to the 2012 elections, Florida Republicans are working hard and preparing for victory. We will win.”