Republicans Increase Vote Registration Margin Over Dems in Kern County
The margin between Kern County registered Republicans and Democrats has increased since Election 2020.
As of Feb. 25, 2021, there are 12,223 more registered Republicans than Democrats in the Golden Empire. Just before Election 2020, the margin was narrower; there were 10,765 more registered Republicans than Democrats as of Oct. 7, 2020.
As of Thursday, there were 159,476 registered Republicans, 147,253 registered Democrats, and 94,870 voters who registered as “No Party Preference.” Republicans made up 37.0% of the total registered voters while Democrats made up 34.1% and “No Party Preference” made up 22.0%.
“(The) Republican party is about jobs,” GOP Analyst Cathy Abernathy said. “It’s not about keeping you on the couch to keep you fed, it’s about getting you off the couch so you have some pride and you can grow as far as you want to go in a job.”