October 29, 2009

Democrats outnumber GOP more than 2-1

As of this morning, there are 34,142 registered voters in Bristol.

Among them are 14,136 Democrats (41.4 percent), 5,515 Republicans (16.2 percent), 14,422 unaffiliated (42.2 percent) and 69 registered with small parties such as Connecticut for Lieberman (<0.1>).

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18 comments:

truth be told said...

83.7% of smart voters is great.

Anonymous said...

Steve,

about ten years ago it was reported that Democrats were still a majority in Bristol but that independents were growing. I believe this is the first time where we can see that independents finally outnumber Democrats in Bristol.

Steve Collins said...

Actually, independents overtook the Democrats in 2004. Last year, the Democrats came roaring back, probably thanks to George W. Bush's unpopularity in the area. But the unaffiliated voters have surpassed the Democrats again this year, making last year a mere blip in the trend lines.
It always strikes me as a poor choice not to pick a party since otherwise you are leaving it entirely to each party to choose the candidates. Why not take a side so you can at least participate in primaries?

NOT mine said...

Why not take a side so you can at least participate in primaries?

October 29, 2009 12:52 PM
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Maybe this is a great example of why ALL registered voters should be allowed to vote in the primaries like many other states .

I know that as a democrat last year I had no good choice in the primary , so I was forced to leave my ballot blank .

It would have been nice to have been able to vote in the Republican primary then maybe we wouldn't have been left with such rotten choices last November .

Anonymous said...

With numbers like that it is absolutely amazing that a Republican can win, and has won, city wide

Anonymous said...

1:38, I personally switched from Republican to Democrat because there are never any Republican candidates in Bristol that are good enough to earn my vote.

Anonymous said...

Actually, since the early 70's, only two republicans have won city wide.

And one has been made an outcast within the party.

No wonder they can't win.

Odin said...

"Not Mine Said": if you really think you had no good choices in the presidential primary last year, you need to ask yourself why you are a democrat.

Concerned Conservative said...

Odin:
Keep talking. Between you and "The Anoited One", the GOP doesn't need to do much in 2010 to win back Congress and in 2012 the White House.

Yes, all you fiscally conservative, traditional American loving, freedom loving Democrats, please consider why you're still a member of the progressive, neo-socialist, tradional America hating, leftist Democrat Party (the party of union bosses). I certainly have.

Gary L. Graff-Lawton said...

Please vote this year. We all at time feel as though we are stuck between a rock and a hard place , we do not like anyone , but vote anyway it is the only way you can make a difference.

Concerned Conservative said...

Gary:

I'm voting for you.

Anonymous said...

Doesn`t matter if your a Democrat, Republican at this level of goverment WATCH THE VOTE MARY SHOULD BE CLOSE. GO MARY!

Anonymous said...

CC,

What happened to your support for Ward? You've been saying he was doing a great job for the past year and now you've thrown him under the bus for someone new?

Odin said...

Concerned Conservative: man, you must really be losing sleep over the fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans voted for Obama, and that he is delivering on his campaign promises: pull the economy back from the brink of another Great Depression; health care reform; restoring our faith in ourselves as a community (versus the Republicans' message of "throw the weak and the sickly to the wolves"). Your party is going the way of the dodo. See you in Wikipedia, pal!

Anonymous said...

To Odin: Your words, "throw the weak and the sickly to the wolves", accurately describe Obama's "healthcare" plan. End-of-life counseling is what the weak and sickly will get with their government health insurance. Don't be so proud of your president and his demands. There are other ways of reforming healthcare that make much more sense and are much more humane.

Anonymous said...

And the gap will continue to widen until the local republicans clean house.
Barns, Mocabee, Schaffrick, Cockayne: All gotta go!!!

Gary L. Graff-Lawton said...

Concerned Citizen , i would like to thank you for your support I hope others join you in your support of me. I ran as an independent to that I would not have to except a party line that I did not believe in and to be my own person not having to please a party. While it is every persons right to do as they please I felt this would best serve the people of this city. I hope others feel as you do and vote 1c. Thank you once agian

Anonymous said...

Yup, Concerned's choice for mayor is the brightest bulb (in the third grade). This really isn't funny though. If Mr. Lawton were somehow able to get himself elected, Bristol would be a laughingstock.