December 12, 2012


Republicans Have Run Out of White Voters

GOP pollster Whit Ayres and the Hispanic Leadership Network's Jennifer Korn released a strategy memo saying that Republicans risk becoming a "regional party" if they don't increase support among Hispanic voters.

"Mitt Romney won a landslide among white voters, defeating Barack Obama by 59 to 39 percent. In the process he won every large segment of white voters, often by double-digit margins: white men, white women, white Catholics, white Protestants, white old people, white young people. Yet that was not enough to craft a national majority. Republicans have run out of persuadable white voters. For the fifth time in the past six presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. Trying to win a national election by gaining a larger and larger share of a smaller and smaller portion of the electorate is a losing political proposition."










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