The Republican advantage in registered voters in Colorado is disintegrating, according to numbers compiled by Colorado Public Radio. The trend seems to favor moderate Democrats in statewide races and could affect the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
Numbers assembled by Dan Meyers, the editor of KCFR's Public Insight Network and the producer and host of the show Colorado Matters, reveal that between December 2003 and December 2007, the margin of registered Republicans over registered Democrats shrank by 57,430. In the same period, the margin of registered Republicans over registered unaffiliated voters shrank by a whopping 123,375.
Republicans still enjoy a lead over Democratic and unaffiliated voters, Meyers said. But the GOP is currently registering new voters at a much slower rate than either of its rivals.