martes, 7 de septiembre de 2010

Participación histórica en primarias republicanas

Análisis del Centro de Estudios Electorales de la American University. La participación ciudadana en las primarias republicanas de este año ha superado a la demócrata por primera vez desde 1930. Desde aquellas midterms, las primeras después del crack del 29, las internas demócratas han venido dominando la participación durante 80 años.

(...) In another sign that the Democratic Party is in deep trouble in the 2010 mid-term elections, the average Republican vote for statewide offices (U.S. Senator and Governor) in the primaries held through August 28 exceeded the Democratic vote, the first time this has happened in mid-term primaries since 1930, according to Curtis Gans, director of American University’s Center for the Study of the American Electorate.

Republican turnout in their statewide primaries exceeded Democratic turnout in theirs by more than 4 million votes. The average percentage of eligible citizens who voted in Democratic primaries was the lowest ever. The average percentage of citizens who voted in the GOP statewide primaries was the highest since 1970. (...)
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