Fueled by tea party activism and hotly contested races, Republican participation in this year’s primary elections was up. But Democratic participation fell to a record low, leaving overall voter turnout at the second lowest level ever for a midterm election, an analysis by American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate concludes.A breakdown of the numbers is here.
Some 9.8% of voting-age adults participated in GOP primaries this year, the highest percentage in a midterm election since 1970 and well above the 7.3% who cast ballots in the 2006 midterm, the study found. Some 8.2% of voting-age adults took part in Democratic primaries, down from 9% in 2006 and the lowest percentage of all midterms since 1930.
Be very quiet, though. The race-card Democrats have a secret weapon.
Update: More good news for the GOP. You might say a tsunami is coming. Yet it's bigger than that.
Update II: A historical perspective on what could happen November 2.
Thanks to Hot Air for the link.