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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:05 PM

How bad is the Republicans' demographic problem? See for yourself (Interactive)

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Source: Yahoo! News

Just to get out ahead of the pack a little, I’m going to go ahead and call the 2020 presidential election for the Democrats.

I'm less sure about 2016, though it's not looking good for the GOP. These forecasts are based on extremely simple math: Take the current rates of turnout and party preference for the four major racial and ethnic groups and plug them in to the Census Bureau’s population projections for the 18-and-over population for the next 50 years.

If you simply project the present into the future, then it’s pretty clear that Democrats have this thing in the bag—"thing" referring to the future of democracy. But we can assume that the future will not look exactly like the present, which is why this widget allows you to manipulate the percentages of each group that turn out to vote and which party they vote for. It’s when you start messing with the dials in this interactive that you realize the massive amount of trouble the GOP faces if it does not change its image with minority voters—or, as we'll soon be calling them, “plurality voters.”


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/predict-presidential-elections-by-demographic-interactive-widget-225441066.html



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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:07 PM

1. Tick-tock, right-wing fringe. nt

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:16 PM

2. great article, but this is not breaking news - locking

This is an analysis/commentary piece. Please repost in Politics2013 or Good Reads.
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