Democrats are nervous they will not be able to keep their majority in Congress heading into the 2022 midterm elections. Now, the Democrat Party is getting more bad news as the number of registered Republicans in Florida is poised to outnumber Democrats.
Democrats had 23,055 more registered voters than Republicans in the Sunshine State at the end of August — that was down from the 700,000 voters advantage President Barack Obama won the state in 2008.
“Without a full-frontal, professional and accountable partisan effort to turn it around, sometime before the end of this year, there will be more Republicans registered in Florida than Democrats — that has NEVER happened before,” longtime Florida Democrat operative Steve Schale told Politico.
“And, given their voters have higher turnout scores — this isn’t a great place to start.”
“Democrats in Florida are facing a five-alarm political fire headed into the 2022 midterms,” Politico wrote. “They’ve known about it for years, but have been unable to extinguish the blaze.”
Florida governor Ron DeSantis’ popularity has helped push Floridians to become registered Republicans. The Sunshine State has long been considered a battleground state and Democrats have hoped to make moves with the prominent Latino population, however, they have ultimately fallen short of winning the key demographic over.