Independent Voters Increase In Broward, While GOP Sinks





The percentage of voters registered as independents or members of minor parties continued to grow in Broward last year – 25.94 percent compared with 25.29 percent on Jan. 2, 2013.

Just 19.62 percent of Broward voters were not registered Ds or Rs in 2002.

This increase among independent voters is taking place throughout Florida.  Since 2002, the percentage of voters registered independent statewide as climbed from 18.84 percent to 25.25 percent.

As the independents increased in Broward, the Republicans sank.

The GOP continues to fall behind both the Democrats and independents in Broward.

The percentage of voters registered as Republicans dropped to 22.29 percent at the end of 2013, down from 22.63 percent last year.

The drop is more dramatic when you realize that the GOP has 7.12 percent less percentage of the total county voters today than 11 years ago. There were 29.41 percent of Broward voters registered as Republicans in 2002.

In contrast, 51.77 percent of Broward voters currently are Democrats, down from 52.08 percent last year.

But the Democratic registration is up from 2002, when it was 50.97 percent.


13 Responses to “Independent Voters Increase In Broward, While GOP Sinks”

  1. Kevin says:


    I was going to point out that this is a statewide phenomenon, but I see you already did.

    I’ll also add that, for other states that keep this type of registration data, this is actually a nationwide phenomenon.


  2. Dinos and Rinos says:

    From speaking with many of my acquaintances, many of us have registered as Ds or R’s simply so we can vote in the primaries. Many of us, myself included, are secret I’s.

  3. Ron Mills says:

    The important numbers, are 51 that is what it takes to win a election

  4. Dems for Lamberti $ says:

    Mills is that Lamberti math?

    To win an election it is 50.1

  5. Ana Gomez-Mallada says:

    Funny how that trend doesn’t seem to do the Ds (and their little helpers in the Media) any good in Florida. Here they are out of the Governor’s mnsion, hold no other statewide offices (except for lonely Sen. Nelson)and have no significant power in either legislative chamber. Hmmmmmm… Somebody is a secret something alright. I wonder just what?

  6. Oh God says:

    Dems for Lamberti $ says:
    get a new line, Gunzburger

  7. Sam The Sham says:

    Further evidence of the urbanization of Broward. We still get many liberal transplants from the New York/New Jersey area while other northern conservatives eschew Broward for other Florida counties (and other states) not seen as being built out and the people not as rude and pushy.

    Not to be dismissed is the national trend for many to see the two main political parties being opposite sides of the same coin. “Of the same coin” being the operative words. Many people see both parties as one ruling political class with little concern for anybody but there own well being and that of their friends.

    On the extreme left you have people outside of the Dem party because the Dems are too conservative for them. These are the true communists, anarchists, enviro wackos and others in serious need of psychiatric care.

    Next to them are the members of the Democrat Party, which ranges from the lunatic left that still want a voice to the middle range marxists and socialists to the moderates who remain in the party for business and political reasons.

    On the far right you have Libertarians and some separatist types.

    Just to their left you have the Republican Party which takes in Libertarians all the way to moderates. (RINOs)

    In the center you have apolitical people, people who don’t know how to make their minds up and the disillusioned from both Dems and Reps.

    But you can disregard all these labels and classifications. There are only two types of people. Those who want to control others and those who have no wish to.

  8. Drive by says:

    50% +1 to be precise

  9. Mills is an idiot says:

    Ron Mills is an idiot. 1. The winning number is 50.01. 2. The phrase “the important number” is singular not plural. 3. Get some Dental work done for christ’s sake. 4. Pay your rent. If I hear you’re evicted one more time, I’m gonna puke. 5. You know NOTHING about how the win an election. You are a joke. Everyone is laughing at you. You and Robert Walsh would make a perfect homo couple.

  10. AssTurd says:

    Is it true that several presidents have been elected without winning the popular vote?

    Yes, it is! While George W. Bush’s 2000 victory over Al Gore is the most recent example, three other presidents have been elected despite losing the popular vote — John Quincy Adams in 1824, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, and Benjamin Harrison in 1888. If Abraham Lincoln had faced a single Democratic candidate in 1860, he would have probably lost the popular vote badly, but still won the Electoral College. In any event, he became president with less than 40% of the popular vote. As of 2008, about 1 in 10 of all presidents have been elected without the popular vote, representing about 7% of all elections. There have also been a number of close calls in the 20th century. In addition, presidents are frequently elected with less than 50% of the vote — meaning that fewer than half of all Americans thought that candidate was the best person for the job.

  11. Independent says:

    Dinos and Rinos is absolutely correct. Most elections are settled in Broward in the primaries. So they register here as Democrats, but in other Republican areas, they register as Republicans.

    Maybe we should do what other states have done statewide, go to open primaries. We would get a more moderate/center candidate, reflecting what the majority of voters are.

    However, political parties, like unions, would work to prevent such popular and common sense changes.

  12. Ron Mills says:

    to:Mills is an idiot
    You are a coward, usa your real name. WTF are you talking about evicted? proof? Coward!

  13. Mills is an idiot-still says:

    Proof? How about 2009? Your landlord: Franklin Tse. Youre out of your league as well as a disgrace to your homosexual community.