But registered Democrats have fallen by 30,000 since November 2008, a drop of about 4 percent, according to the Colorado secretary of state.
And since April, when the state began allowing new voters to register online, more Republicans than Democrats have done so. As of May 1, the state had 849,572 Republicans, 813,126 Democrats and 752,503 voters not affiliated with either party.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I feel we’d be in this position,” said Dick Wadhams, chairman of the Colorado. “Voters got carried away with the charisma of Obama, but the bailouts, health care, was not what they bargained for.” The political atmosphere has produced the biggest burst of optimism for Republicans since 2004...
... The president’s approval ratings in Colorado have hovered just below 50 percent, according to a variety of public and private polls, but it is the sentiment of those who strongly disapprove of Mr. Obama that causes particular worry for Democrats.
Party strategists believe that independent male voters will be difficult, if not impossible, to win over,...
... At stake this year in Colorado are Democratic efforts to hold on to the governor’s office, a seat and at least three competitive House districts, along with both chambers of the state legislature.
WHY ALL THE EFFECTIVE AND FOCUSED ENTHUSIASM FOR THE ANTI-OBAMA CROWD?
SIMPLE; AS DOUG ROSS WROTE: IT'S NOVEMBER OR NEVER.