San Diego voters move towards a Republican stance
San Diego County will play a pivotal role in the November elections due to the fact that many voters here are turning away from the Democrats and joining the Republicans.
KUSI's Steve Bosh presents the latest news for San Diego voters.
Consider this: In the June Primary there were more registered Democrats than Republicans. By September the Republicans had regained the majority. When the registration flipped, Republican County Chairman Tony Krvaric attributed the shift to the economic decline and how Democrats were responding to it.
Last May, the Democrats outnumbered Republicans in the county by about 5,000 voters, but the anger and frustration at the inability of the Democrats to respond to voter concerns has shifted the balance of power.
Republican registration today is about 6,000 votes ahead of the Democrat registration. This trend we are seeing in the county towards Republicans holds true nationally as well, noticeably in the close races for governor and the U.S. Senate.
Erik Bruvold of National University's Institute for Policy Research says today's Democrats are losing their spirit while Republicans are energized.
There are 1.4 million registered voters in California, and with many important policies on the line, like propositions to legalize marijuana, Prop D in San Diego and an open seat in the governor's race, it is sure to draw voters to the polls.