PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - We're more than two months away from the first votes being cast in the 2020 election, and Arizona is already seeing record a record number of registered voters.
According to the Secretary of State's Office, there about 3.9 million registered voters in Arizona as of the end of October. To put that in perspective, that number is higher than the entire population of the state in 1990, when a total of 3.6 million people lived here. The state also saw an increase in registration of more than 54,000 voters between July and the end of October.
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Paul Bentz, a longtime political pollster, called the jump significant in a year with no major elections. If the current trend holds, Bentz said there more than 3 million Arizona voters could cast a ballot in next year's presidential election, which would be a record.
The state's fast growth and aggressive efforts by the parties to register new voters explain part of the increase, Bentz said.
But the other major factor, he said, is President Trump.
"The president, like him or not, is drawing a lot of attention on other issues and turned out folks on both the right and the left," he said.
According to his analysis, both parties are picking up new voters over the past year with no party gaining a clear advantage.