Florida Is Becoming a Red State, No Longer a Battleground

Florida Is Becoming a Red State, No Longer a Battleground

Battleground State Flips Red In Stunning Sign Of Defeat For Democrats

(LibertySociety.com) – According to the Florida Division of Elections, newly registered Republican voters in the Sunshine State beat out Democrats for the second year in a row, putting its battleground status into question. In fact, Politico reported Florida may become solidly red after the upcoming midterm elections, as the Right picked up 82,900 voters in the state since 2020.

The Shift

The Associated Press looked at voter registrations across the country and found over a million voters switched party affiliations to Republican in the past year. While it’s not unheard of to change political support, when it happens in a swing state, the shift can have a big impact on election outcomes.

A study completed by FiveThirtyEight shows Republicans are predicted to win House seats in most districts across Florida. Out of 28 districts, the source estimates Democrats may only win 8, maximum. In 2020, former President Donald Trump won the Sunshine State with 51.2% of the vote. Considering the party migration in Florida toward the Right, a Republican candidate could be able to keep the momentum going. Since 2021, 70% of voters who switched parties moved to the Conservative side.

Media Strategist Giancarlo Sopo recently told the Daily Caller Hispanics are abandoning the Democratic party in particular because of the economy. Out-of-control inflation, supply chain issues, and rising prices disproportionally hit Latino communities, causing them to turn to the fiscally conservative Republican group for help.

In addition, many frustrated residents from traditionally Blue states are moving to Florida, which changes not only the political landscape in the region but also in the abandoned areas.

No Longer Battleground

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), who many speculate may throw his hat in for the Oval Office in 2024, predicted his state will no longer be considered a battleground after the midterms. RealClearPolitics opined about the possibility. The media outlet spoke about the culture war between the governor and Disney, stating if the public sides with DeSantis, the state will firmly sit on the Republican side and if not, they might not have the predicted stronghold.

A poll from March showed the leader’s approval rating at over 56%, which may indicate how voters in the state feel about conservative leadership.

Certainly, Democrats are hoping the US Supreme Court decision regarding abortion rights will motivate Liberals to vote Blue across the country. However, with current economic troubles leaving families struggling en masse and woke policies pushing moderates to question party affiliations, the abortion issue may not make the difference the Left thinks it will. Especially because many are heading south to enjoy freedoms they lost with mandates and restrictions during the pandemic.

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