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Democrats have traditionally had an advantage when it comes to registered voters.
Tonight correspondent -- McAlary reports the size of that advantage.
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That oft repeated president to call to get out the vote comes -- a precipitous decline in democratic voter registration in some swing states.
None more apparent than in Ohio where voter registration is down by 490000.
People from four years ago.
44% of that reduction is in Cleveland and surrounding Cuyahoga County where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than two to one.
I think what we're seeing it -- a lot of spin and hype.
On the part of the Obama campaign to try to make it appear that they're gonna gonna cruise to victory in Ohio.
Top vote when you look at the numbers nearly 350000.
Of those voters.
-- -- the decrease in the roles in the three largest counties Cuyahoga.
Hamilton and Franklin counties.
An -- study by the left leaning think tank third way.
Shows that the democratic voter registration decline in eight key swing states out numbers the Republican declined by ten to one margin.
In Florida democratic registrations down four point 9% in Iowa down nine point 5% at a New Hampshire it's down nineteen point 7%.
It's understandable that enthusiasm is gonna wane a little bit from that historic moment you can only elect the first African American president of this country wants.
The -- and registration has been framed by Islam as the result of Republican efforts to suppress the vote.
An accusation which Ohio's Republican secretary of state categorically rejects it actually has to do with voter integrity.
They can't point to one legally registered -- that's actually been removed from the rolls the study shows that Democrats losses offset by -- an independent voters.
There about half a million more independents now than there were just four years ago.
But it's difficult to draw conclusions about how independents -- in the words of the third way study author independents are quote not a stable voting bloc at all.
Which makes pollsters attempts to predict they're thinking.
Very difficult -- exactly Doug thank you Florida.
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