Could the California Republican Party rally behind a virtually unknown Indian candidate for Governor in 2014?
By Scott Lay, The Nooner
DATA, THE GOP, and NEEL KASHKARI: The Public Policy Institute of California yesterday released “California Voter and Party Profiles” that looks at who is registered and who is likely to vote. Here are some key points:
- As of February 2013, the share of California voters who say they are registered as independent (also known as “decline to state” or “no party preference”) is 20.9%—up from 15.3% in 2003.
- The share of Democrats is 43.9%, similar to 2003 (44.4%), but the share of Republicans has declined from 35.2% in 2003 to 28.9% in 2013. Continue reading