Was Ryan's Budget Really a Losing Issue in 2012? Fascinating numbers!
This polling occurred in something of a perfect demographic storm for Democrats, with African-American voters turning out well above trend, and with fewer whites voting than in 2004. It is unclear whether this can be replicated in the next few cycles; it will certainly be difficult in the upcoming midterms.Some noteworthy articles about politics, foreign or military affairs, IMHO, FReepmail me if you want on or off my list.
First, while it is true that a majority of Americans voted against Republicans for the House, it is also true that a majority voted against Democrats for the House. When I tallied the numbers last month, the national popular vote was 49.18 percent for Democrats, 48.03 percent for Republicans, 1.11 percent for Libertarians, 1.03 percent for Independents, and 0.3 percent for Greens, with another 0.4 percent or so divided among 31 minor parties.**
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