More Democrats than Republicans have returned early voting ballots in several key states, according to a voting analysis released Tuesday afternoon by voter data firm L2.
As of October 25, 47.8 percent of ballots returned were from Democrats, 28 percent were from Republicans, and 23.9 percent were from non-partisan voters. Recent state polling in North Carolina shows Trump leading with independents, including one where Clinton is ahead of him by seven points overall.
One figure that should make the Clinton campaign happy is that 56.1 percent of early voting ballots returned are from women. Hillary has led among women in polling throughout the race.
The results in Florida are favorable for Trump. As of October 21, Republicans have turned in 41.67 percent of early voting ballots, 40.26 percent are from Democrats, and non-partisan voters account for 15.45 percent. Similar to North Carolina, most polls show Trump leading with independents in the Sunshine State.
Just like in North Carolina, Florida women have turned in early voting ballots at a higher rate than men — 56.02 percent to 43.95 percent.
The groups which turned in the most early ballots in the Sunshine State were from older voters. Floridians over the age of 70 turned in 43.19 percent of early ballots and those aged 50 to 69 consisted of 40.25 percent of early voters. Voters aged 18 to 29 only turned in 4.01 percent of early ballots.
As of October 25, 46.69 percent of early ballots have been turned in by Democrats, 33.42 percent by Republicans, and 19.64 percent were from non-partisans. Just as in Florida and North Carolina, recent polling shows Trump leading with independents in Iowa.
Also following a pattern in the other battleground states, women have turned in more early voting ballots then mine. By a margin of 13.86 percent, women turned in more early voting ballots. In 2012, women turned out to vote at a higher rate than men.
As of October 23, 40.5 percent of early voting ballots were from Democrats, 34 percent were from Republicans, and 24 percent were from non-partisans. Unlike other battleground states, recent polling shows Clinton leading with independents in Colorado.
Good news for Trump, however, is the margin of women voting early compared to men is slimmer. Women account for 50.5 percent of early ballots, and men accounted for 49.4 percent.