Home Back Issues Nov/Dec 2012 The party line

The party line

| Print |  Email
Articles - Nov/Dec 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012

 

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Oregonians who don’t want to join either the Democratic or Republican party have increased dramatically since the last presidential election. As of September, voter affiliation in Oregon counties showed huge gains from four years ago for registered Independents — they increased 155%. Nonaffiliated voters grew to represent 22% of the electorate. Other third parties, such as Libertarians and Pacific Greens, also made gains. Both major parties have lost registered voters since 2008. Democrats are down 7% and Republicans are down 2%. Democrats have a 9% edge over Republicans statewide, while Republicans dominate Central, Southern and Eastern Oregon.

1112 ByTheNumbers Map

 

+1.1%: Oregon voter registration Sept. 2008 to Sept. 2012
+6%: Registration growth 2000 to 2010
+12%: Population growth 2000 to 2010
2.4%: Unaffiliated and third-party registration in 1970
29%: Unaffiliated and third-party registration in 2012
1952: Only presidential election since 1950 with registered GOP majority
1974: Year of peak Democratic registration (57%)
 
1112 ByTheNumbers Box
 

More Articles

Back to School

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO

By now we’ve all read the headlines: Starbucks is giving away free degrees. Except it isn’t.


Read more...

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...

Knight Vision

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?


Read more...

A Recipe for Success

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Two businesswomen, two iconic food brands and one food-obsessed city. We thought this sounded like a recipe for good conversation. So in late August, Oregon Business sat down with Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, to discuss their rapidly expanding businesses and Oregon’s trendsetting food scene.


Read more...

Fork & Bottle

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

National media can’t get enough of Oregon’s pinot noir, artisan-food purveyors and lively, independent film scene.


Read more...

Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


Read more...

The Rail Baron

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS