Colorado Voter Registration--February Update
**Update--from my new post over at Schaffer v Udall: what the new numbers and a mediocre showing by Democrat Senate candidate Mark Udall in his party's preference poll on Super Tuesday mean for Colorado's much-hyped Senate race
Following the record turnout on Super Tuesday (complete recap here), there has been an increase in attention from the MSM to the ascent of the unaffiliated/independent bloc in Colorado, a stable Democrat segment, and the "demise" of the GOP.
Last month's voter registration analysis, ahead of the Colorado caucus, demonstrated the rise in unaffiliated voters. New numbers of Colorado voter registration and affiliation have been released by the Secretary of State. Here is a comparison of voter statistics for February 2004, 2006, and 2008--as well as two handy graphs illustrating each party's registration since January 2004, as well as the overall total for the three main voting blocs in absolute terms:
02/04Colorado voter registration trends from 01/2004 to 02/2008 (click to enlarge):
Total Colorado registered voters (Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliateds only, click to enlarge):