Number of Democrats Keeps Growing in U.S.
According to Rasmussen Reports polling the number of Democrats in the U.S. has increased for the third straight month. At this point, those who consider themselves Democrats have an 8.8 percent lead over Republicans.
The number of Americans who consider themselves to be Democrats inched up again in December to 41.6%. That’s up two-tenths of a point since November and the third straight monthly increase in the number of Democrats.
Only once since Rasmussen Reports began tracking this data on a monthly basis in 2002 has the number of Democrats been higher. In May, as the Obama-Clinton primary battle neared its conclusion, 41.7% of Americans said they were Democrats.
At the same time, the number of Republicans declined a full percentage point from 33.8% in November to 32.8% in December. That’s the lowest number of Republicans since August. The number claiming allegiance to the GOP peaked in September at 34.4% as the party enjoyed a convention bounce and Sarah Palin was picked as the party’s Vice Presidential nominee.
The number not affiliated with either major party inched up from 24.7% in November to 25.6% in December.