Registration shift in IA: More Republicans than Dems

For the first time in 6 years, registered Republicans outnumber Democrats - a sign that the GOP may be reversing a slow slide over the past decade of Iowa becoming more Democratic. Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Statewide, Republicans now outnumber Democrats, having 608,096 registered voters in Iowa at the end of April versus 599,225. However, independent voters beat them both, coming in at 669,966. When monthly voter registration numbers came out in April, Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker took to Twitter to declare, "Iowa Turns Red!" The shift has the GOP optimistic about the fall elections, but Democrats say they aren't worried. "I think we have very good numbers. I'm not concerned about that at all," said Pat Sass, chair of the Black Hawk County Democrats. Her Republican counterpart, however, sees the numbers as an indicator for a strong showing in November. "I think Obama is pushing people our way," said Mac McDonald, chairman of Republicans of Black Hawk County. Both parties...(Read Full Post)