Pretty pathetic turnout all around. Early numbers indicate that 477,771 people voted in the Democratic Primary and 416,749 voted in the Republican Primary. (Based on the number who voted in the top ticket race)
This shocks me, quite frankly, given that in the 2004 Primary, there were 651,282 Republican Primary voters and 625,154 Democratic Primary voters. I just assummed that the the Democrats decline would continue.
While participation for both parties primaries was way down, more people voted in the Democratic Primary this year than people who voted in the Republican Primary. And that is with the hotly contested Reed-Cagle race on the Republican side.
GOP Primary participation declined 36% from 2004 while Democratic Primary participation declined 23%.
Do Republicans have anything to worry about in November based on these numbers?