Published: Aug 22, 2010 8:57 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 22, 2010 5:57 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The number of Florida voters registering with no party affiliation has grown almost 2.5 percent since 2008 while the number of Democrats and Republicans has shrunk.

An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the number of registered Democrats has declined by 2.3 percent and the number of registered Republicans dropped by 1.6 percent.       

Overall, the number of registered voters declined by 1.1 percent.
Voters with no party affiliation now make up just under 20 percent of the state's registered voters. Democrats consist of about 40 percent of registered voters and Republicans account for about 35 percent of them. The rest are registered with minor parties.