For Immediate Release: May 2, 2012
Iowa GOP Increases Voter Registration
Lead on Democrats in April
DES MOINES â€“ Voter registration numbers from the Iowa Secretary of Stateâ€™s office yesterday revealed that Republicans in Iowa increased their lead on voter registration in the month of April. This comes after the Republican Party of Iowa surpassed the Iowa Democratic Party in voter registration in March for the first time since 2006.
The number of registered voters for each party as of May 1 are as follows:
Republicans â€“ 608,096
Democrats â€“ 599,225
â€œWith real median household income declining over $4,000 since President Obama took office, record high gas prices, and unforgivable unemployment among young people it comes as no surprise that Iowans continue to flee the Democratic Party in droves,â€ said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman, A.J. Spiker in response to the news.
â€œThe Republican Party of Iowaâ€™s ideals of individual liberty and lower taxes are clearly resonating with Iowans. We will continue to reach out to voters all across Iowa in the months ahead and I am confident that we will be able to grow our Party even more in the lead up to the general election.â€