Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Out of Pace with New Demographics, A Too Old, Too White GOP Faces Ever Slimming Prospects

In 1976, 90 percent of the votes cast in the presidential election came from non-Hispanic whites. By 1988, that vote had shrunk to 85 percent; by 2004, it was about 77 percent, and 75 percent by 2008. Last November, thirteen percent of the electorate was black, and between eight and nine percent was Hispanic, a demographic Obama won by a two-to-one margin, compared to the 40 percent Bush had won in 2004. But there's more statistical gloom for Republicans, says Bill Greener ... read more

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