New Colorado voters are casting their first choice as none of the above. Unaffiliated voter registration is now more than a million and larger than Democratic and Republican registration.
Given the gridlock in Washington, which hurts both parties and the government’s reputation in general and the President’s declining popularity, it’s not surprising that voters are registering independent.
Expect the unaffiliated bloc to grow as more young voters sign up. Also, Colorado elections will become more volatile and expensive as both parties battle to sway these less partisan voters.