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 ObamaObama: 'Stop to reflect' on Memorial Day John Bolton slams Obama’s ‘shameful apology tour’ Miss. governor to join lawsuit against Obama transgender policy MORE (D-Ill.) and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonKaine: Dem discord could start to hurt Clinton soon Sanders wants to shake up Dem convention panels Libertarian candidates vie for presidential, VP nominations MORE (D-N.Y.).

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

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