Friday, February 15, 2008


Over 60,000 new North Carolina voters registered to vote in January alone. These registrations lean decidedly to the Democratic Party. But some 20,000 of them chose the Unaffiliated designation, revealing the second significant factoid ... these newly registered are heavily in the 18-40 age category, where party identification is weakest.

There's going to be a surge of young voters in this state (and most others), and it isn't going to benefit John McCain nor Virginia Foxx.

They're getting psyched for the May 6th primary, for Obama mainly. Big open question: how will that surge in May affect other primary races, down-ballot? Candidates better be thinking about that.

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