Analysis: GOP-leaning counties in Fla edge Democratic counties
Steve Schale has a must-read analysis of the latest census data at his blog. Read the whole thing - Tampa Bay not only has more likely voters than any other market but now tops Miami-Dade in population too - but here's one nugget about the political trends within counties:
There’s been a slight shift in total population out of the Democratic counties into the swing and GOP counties, which is due to the general shift in population towards the more suburban areas of the state.
Safe GOP 32.2% 31.0%
Lean GOP 7.5% 7.7%
Swing 23.1% 22.3%
Lean Dem 17.8% 18.6%
Safe Dem 19.4% 20.5%