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FLORIDA DEMS BEAT REPUBLICANS IN APRIL VOTER REGISTRATION BY 10-PERCENT

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Dems beat GOP for third consecutive month, winning women and Hispanic voters

TALLAHASSEE, FL — As Mitt Romney travels to Florida today, the Florida Democratic Party released state April voter registration data showing that for the third consecutive month Democrats out registered Republicans, this time by 10-percentage points — up two percentage points from March, when Democrats beat Republicans by 8-percent. In a further sign that the GOP's extreme agenda is causing crucial voting blocs to flee the party, significantly more women and Hispanics are registering as Democrats than as Republicans. Democrats continue to maintain an overall registration advantage of 4-percent. 

"These numbers make clear that the extremist policies of Republicans like Rick Scott and Mitt Romney are causing crucial voting blocs in Florida to 'just say no' to the GOP," said Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux. "As Republicans continue moving too far to the right, Democrats remain squarely focused on creating jobs and strengthening the economy – a message that has set the stage for Democrats to out-register Republicans for three straight months, including with women and Hispanics by double digits in April. In 2012, Florida Democrats are committed to building the strongest, largest ground game Florida has ever seen.” 

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Democrats registered 5,459 more voters than Republicans in April — beating the GOP by 10-percentage points. This is up 2-percent from March, when Democrats out registered Republicans by 8-points.
  • This is the third consecutive month that Democrats have out-registered Republicans. 
  • In April, Democrats had an 11-percent registration advantage with hispanics. Overall, Democrats are beating Republicans in Hispanic registration by 9-points. 
  • In April, Democrats had a 15-percent registration advantage with women. Overall, Democrats are beating Republicans in women registration by 10-points. 
  • Overall, the recent statistics continue to reflect that the state is trending more Democratic, as Democrats retain a 4-percent advantage over Republicans.

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