California GOP sinking into third-party status
|June 26, 2012||Posted by steveparkhurst under 2012|
From the LA Times:
So Bruce McPherson, 68 — former California secretary of state and centrist legislator and current candidate for the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors — has re-registered as an independent, or “no party preference.”
In doing that, McPherson is fitting into the pattern of millions of Californians who have snubbed the parties and become nonpartisans.
More than one-fifth of registered voters, 21.3%, are listed with no party preference, according to the Secretary of State. That’s double the 10.7% in 1996 and more than quadruple the 5% in 1972.
In the last 16 years, the GOP’s slice of the electorate has fallen from 37% to 30.2%. The Democrats’ share also has declined, but less precipitously — from 47.1% to 43.4%.”
When will this trend start to reverse? The time is now. Let’s get back in the game California Republicans.