HT to Total Buzz on this, but the number of registered Democrats in OC is growing and so are the number of decline-to-staters; Republican registration is down.Ã‚Â We’re still way back in second place, but give it time; we may have a Blue County yet.
From Total Buzz: In 1999, GOP registration in the county slipped below 50 percent for the first time since 1984, and has continued creeping downward.
* In 2004, there were 724,260 (48.4%) Republicans in OC. There are now 714,895 (47%).
* In 2004, there were 452,694 (30.3%) Democrats in OC. Now, 459,408 (30.2%).
* Decline-to-state voters have increased from 17.3 percent to 18.7 percent during that period.