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Party Affiliation: Dem 37.2% GOP 32.6%

During the month of September, 37.2% of Americans considered themselves to be Democrats, 32.6% said they were Republicans, and 30.2% were not affiliated with either major party. Those figures are little changed from August and are also very similar to where they were a year ago. So far this year, the number of Democrats has ranged from a low of 35.9% in July to a high of 37.8% in February. For Republicans, the bleakest month was May when just 30.8% of all adults identified with the GOP. This month’s total of 32.6% is their best since July of 2006. The gap between the parties, a 4.5 percentage point advantage for the Democrats, is the smallest it’s been in over a year.

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