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Partisan Trends: Number of Unaffiliated Voters Up for Fourth Straight Month

In April, the number of unaffiliated voters in America grew for the fourth straight month.

Now, 34.8% of American adults consider themselves to be Republicans, 33.5% say they are Democrats, and 31.7% say they’re not affiliated with either major party. Compared to a month ago, that represents a one-percentage point gain for Republicans, a two-point decline for Democrats and a one-point increase of unaffiliated adults.

Republican affiliation peaked in December, just before the GOP formally took control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, the number of Republicans has fallen by a bit more than two percentage points, and the number of Democrats has held fairly steady. Those not affiliated with either party have grown from 29.3% in December to 31.7% today.

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