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Update: Harris on Party ID


Last week, I noted the release of a report by the Gallup Organization on long term trends in party identification. The Gallup surveys in 2006 showed a slight gain in the Democratic advantage over Republicans, increasing from 0.4 to 3.9 percentage points. An average of the surveys done by the Pew Research Center showed a similar trend, but Harris Interactive - which also puts out an annual party ID average - had not yet released data for 2006. Well, Harris posted its 2006 report on Wednesday, and it confirms the trends in the Gallup and Pew data:

The Harris Polls conducted by telephone in 2006 show the Democrats continuing to increase their lead over Republicans in party identification. Currently, the Democrats' lead over the Republicans is nine percentage points, up from six percentage points in 2005 and three points in 2004. This is now the largest Democratic lead since 1998, when it was also nine percentage points.

See the Harris report for complete details on their 37 years of trend data on both party identification and self-reported ideology.

Here is the table from my January 31 post, updated to include the new Harris data:

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MAP - US, AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, PR