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  •  Okay, now I'm concerned. (4+ / 0-)
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    There's a huge difference between a 16-point deficit and a 30-point deficit.

    Granted, it's just one poll, and it's April, and President Obama hasn't started campaigning in earnest.

    But what offsets the white-guy shellacking? Is there a reason to think that women and/or minorities are going to vote in larger numbers in 2012?

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 12:46:11 PM PDT

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    •  Women basically always (9+ / 0-)

      in recent history, anyway, vote at higher rates.

      And Black voters, men and women both, vote D at extremely high rates. Latino voters of both sexes lean pretty well to the D. Gay voters, despite the famed but rare log cabin type, are hugely loyal to the democratic side, as are Jewish voters despite the occasional push to appeal to a very conservative subset. I could go on.

      White men are the loyal republicans, demographically speaking. Class confounds that a bit, but only some.

      •  Heh (2+ / 0-)
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        White, straight, Christian men, shoulda added.

        They learned in the past that that wasn't enough anymore to win, so they went to great lengths to make themselves appear a little less racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-semitic, and so on and so forth.

        They're undoing decades of that work right now, and it's both funny to watch and extremely, extremely frightening to realize that it nonetheless does have strong appeal to certain subsets of our culture.

        Bigotry is real and alive and digging in its heels. It will lose politically when it's this obvious, but not by enough that any of us should feel happy about that.

    •  to see some statistics, see this Rutgers (7+ / 0-)

      University Fast Fact on gender voting .pdf file.

      Women, who constitute more than half the population, have cast between four and seven million more votes than men in recent elections.

      More women than men have cast ballots in Presidential elections in every year since 1964.

      AND

      In every Presidential election since 1980, the proportion of eligible women voters who voted is higher than the proportion of eligible men voters who voted.

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      by Angie in WA State on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 01:10:06 PM PDT

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