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James V. Lacy

Democrats take Political Party Registration lead in San Diego County

Democrats have the plurality of registered voters by party registration in San Diego County after the state reported  its pre-election breakdown of  political party registration in the state.  Democrats comprise almost 35% of registered voters in San Diego County, with GOP voters sliding to second-place with a little more than 33% and “no party preference” making 26.52%.

Statewide GOP registration is slightly down to about 28.55% with Democrats at about 43.48%.  Orange County remained a strong GOP county with a 10% lead over their Democratic rivals, in fairly stark contrast to the neighboring San Diego County statistics.  Orange County is at 41.21% Republican registration, with Democrats at 31.56% and “no party preference” at  22.73%.

There are plenty of pockets of Republican dominance in California, especially in North State and the Central Valley.  Republicans outnumber Democrats in Butte, Modoc, Lassen, Placer, Tulare, Shasta, Amador, Kings, Colusa, Glenn, Madera, Mono, Plumas, Kern, El Dorado, Del Norte, Sutter, Yuba, Toulumne, Trinity, Tehama, Stanislaus, Inyo, Calaveras, Nevada, San Luis Obispo, Sierra, Siskiyou and Mariposa counties, in addition to Orange and Riverside.

But the Republican Party is barely existent in Alameda, San Mateo and Marin counties, where it is in the teens percentage wise, and San Francisco, where GOP registration is in single digits.