Pennsylvania Democrats Smash Registration Record

Pennsylvania Democrats have registered in record numbers for the state's April 22 primary following a late surge to Monday's deadline. The last minute rush put the total number over 4 million, a 4 percent bump over both 2006 and 2004 at this point in the cycle. GOP registration declined slightly over the last 2 cycles.

Over 120,000 Democrats have registered for the first time since Jan. 1. An additional 86,000 switched their party affiliation from either Independent or Republican.

At first look, a break down by county shows the bump spans accross the state to areas of strength for both Sens. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump’s law and order promises won’t make America any safer Memo to Trump: No cable news or Twitter until debate homework is done Obamas welcome Olympians to White House MORE (D-Ill.) and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHow low is the bar for presidential candidates, anyway? Clinton blasts Trump over scapegoating Chris Matthews explains Trump’s appeal to Joe Scarborough MORE (D-N.Y.).

Recent polls show Clinton's lead over Obama anywhere from 12 to 26 points.