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Like the US, Colorado added more Republicans last year

DENVER (KDVR) – Colorado’s voter turnout is trending nationally to the right, though in Colorado that simply means a slightly redder blue.

Recently Gallup voter polls shows that Americans are gradually becoming more Republicans and fewer Democrats throughout 2021, especially among independents. Colorado followed suit.

A total of 49% of voters had Democratic identity in early 2021, either directly as a Democrat or as an independent with Democratic leanings. That number dropped to 42% last quarter. Meanwhile, Republicans started the year with only 40% of partisan American identity and rose to 47% by the end of the year.

The party’s identity hasn’t changed as much as the way independent parties lean forward.

Democratic independents were 19% of Americans at the start of the year and 14% at the end. Republican-leaning independents set off the exact opposite trend, starting the year with 15% of Americans and ending with 19%.

Colorado saw one of the same patterns from January 2021 to January 2022, but in smaller numbers in the Democratic-leaning state. There are fewer Democrats, fewer Democratic-leaning independents, and more Republican-leaning independents.

Colorado’s percentage of voters who are Democrats fell 1%. Unlike the United States, Colorado hasn’t added many Republican voters – that number has dropped 1.5%.

Like the United States, however, Colorado’s independent parties are starting to lean more toward Republicans. The percentage of non-aligned voters in favor of red increased by 4% while the percentage of independent voters supporting the Democratic party fell by 3.5%.

This could create close races in the upcoming midterms, although Colorado Democratic-leaning independents still outnumber red-leaning independents by 2- first.

Two of Colorado’s congressional districts are evenly split between Republican and Democratic voters with a majority of independents: District 7, which will be an open challenge after Representative Ed Perlmutter announced he would not run for re-election and the new District 8 was opened.

https://kdvr.com/news/like-u-s-colorado-has-gotten-more-republican-in-the-last-year/ Like the US, Colorado added more Republicans last year

Tom Vazquez

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