Senior Editor Jacob Ogles Attracts Sarasota Political Players


The SRQ Studios was packed yesterday morning for our “Where the Votes Are” presentation by Jacob Ogles, the Senior Editor of SRQ | The Magazine and SRQ Daily. The event attracted many of Sarasota County’s top political players to discuss the results of the August 26, 2014 primary election.

A few of his key findings included:

  1. Democratic turnout nearly matched Republican turnout, but GOP voters still significantly outnumber Democrats.
  2. The partisan divide is widening. Sarasota city voters are increasingly Democratic, but South County Republicans keep a firm hold.
  3. Geographic divides extend beyond parties. Englewood voters behaved differently in the State House than in county school board races.
  4. Younger voters are starting to register in higher numbers, but participation in primary election remains extremely low.

Download the presentation containing his in-depth analysis here.


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