yes he also won with white women
He actually won the majority of whites in California and New York as well.
The trend is not our friend:
White voters as % of electorate 1992 - 87%
White voters as % of electorate 2012 - 72%
With non-whites voting 80% plus Dem, and growing at a much faster rate due to births and immigration, the Dems have a big advantage.
Why would anybody put any relevance on exit polling after 2004? Remember exit polling showing Kerry winning in a land slide? People lie, sometimes just for the hell of it.
“According to CNN’s figures, Mitt Romney actually won white Millenials (18-29 year olds) by seven points, 51-44, despite losing the broader demographic by 23 points. (McCain lost young voters by 35 points in 2008).”
I don’t think the economy the next four years is going to be any better for young blacks than the last four - which will give the best and brightest in the GOP some opportunity there.
And if all the hoopla about “Hispanics & Evangelicals” and “Hispanics & pro-life Catholics” is correct, then their caucuses (Evagelicals and Catholics) are the ones who need to work on “Hispanic youth”.
I'm puzzled that the Asian-Americans go so strongly for Obama. I guess that group isn't made up of mostly conservative, very family oriented, over-achieving Americans of Japanese and Chinese ancestry. I'm sure the Asia group contains many more elements now, but the 3 to 1 for Obama is surprising.
“The demographic implications of Tuesday’s results are becoming increasingly obvious: Republicans simply cannot win elections without dramatically improving their standing and image among non-whites. If they dont, theyll quite literally lose the future.”
The conundrum here is that if the Pubbies try to “improve their standing and image among non-whites” by changing their overall message (by changing what “conservatism” is supposed to represent), they will
1. Lose the white voters, and
2. No longer have a party that stood for what it stands for today.
That’s the dispiriting reality of the 2012 election.
Just had lunch this afternoon with a friend across the border in New York state. He understands the problems conservatives and Republicans have in New York, where they are simply outnumbered by the leftists. Conservatives just don’t have enough votes to win majorities or influence in either state or federal elections any more. It’s really as simple as that.
As a country, we are tipping in the direction of states like California, Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts. That is, before much longer the voice of conservatism is going to be drowned out by demographics — the exploding Hispanic population, growing numbers of Asians (who on the surface SEEM to act as conservatives, but who in reality voted for Obama in higher numbers than did Hispanics!).
I have no answer for this (at least on the federal level).
Numbers are what they are.
Demographics are what they are. You can’t argue much with them.
I do have ideas as to how conservative Americans can deal with the future, on a state-wise level. But that’s the subject of future postings...
There were tens of thousands of young people at his rallies!
The MSM is pigfaced lies.
Republicans won 56% of House Districts and will continue to do that. What we can’t win is Senate seats and the Presidency because Obama has a machine that turns out so many urban voters at such high percentage votes for D’s that they overwhelm all the other congressional districts.
Personally I prefer this status quoa rather than hopping on the amnesty bandwagon for hispanics but that’s just me. Adding 10 million more voters to the D database does not seem to be a way to win national elections especially when the exit polls showed clearly that 3/4 of them were voting for free things rather than on illegal immigrationcrap.
Isn’t it blacks that loot and burn the Korean businesses during riots?
I’m inteested in this: He got absolutely demolished by young people of color; losing young Hispanics by 51 points, and young blacks by 83 points.
So, Mitt got 49% of young latinos and 17% of young black citizens, I’d say that’s good news and something to build on. Yes?