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Whites have fled the Democratic Party. Hereís how the nation got there.
Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Joshua N. Zingher

Posted on 05/22/2018 2:42:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

With the 2018 midterms months away and the 2020 presidential election cycle approaching rapidly, Democrats are considering how to improve their poor showings in 2014 and 2016. The party has been debating - sometimes heatedly - how to do this. Which voters should they target? How should Democrats target them?

But here’s what’s clear: White voters have been fleeing the Democratic Party, and that’s a big reason Democrats are looking to rebound from back-to-back losses.

Whites have slowly but consistently moved away from the Democratic Party. These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the 1960s and 1970s after Democrats’ support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

My new research helps explain how Democrats got to this point. I utilized survey data from the American National Election Study that spanned 1972 to 2012 and the General Social Survey that spanned 1983 to 2014 to see how the predictors of white vote choice had changed. I found that white voters’ shift toward the Republican Party has been driven by two factors.

The first factor is that growing elite polarization has caused the electorate to “sort” along ideological lines.

On the elite level, Republicans are conservatives and Democrats are liberals. The parties are clearly divided ideologically, and there is no overlap between the two.

The second factor is that demographic changes have decreased the ratio of whites to nonwhites in the electorate. The electorate was 29 percent nonwhite in 2016. This is up from 11 percent in 1976 and 19 percent in 2000.

This is politically important because the average white voter is more economically conservative and more socially liberal on issues such as abortion, gay rights and so on than the average nonwhite voter.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; democrats; endwhiteshaming; progressives; race; socialists; whitevote
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1 posted on 05/22/2018 2:42:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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Any White person who is still a dimoKKKRAT is an idiot.


2 posted on 05/22/2018 2:45:01 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Its Trumps fault I am happy to say.


3 posted on 05/22/2018 2:45:04 PM PDT by Jolla
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uhh.....from SJW’s wagging fingers and accusing them of being RAAAAACISTS every ten minutes?


4 posted on 05/22/2018 2:46:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Blacks are fleeing too.


5 posted on 05/22/2018 2:46:26 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

White liberals have aborted themselves into oblivion.

The rest of whites are becomingD ‘woke’ to the reality that democrats real hate them.

Welcome to the Republican Party.


7 posted on 05/22/2018 2:48:29 PM PDT by RedMonqey (" Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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“These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the 1960s and 1970s after Democrats’ support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

With a lie like that one can’t believe anything this clown is peddling.

But if whites had any sense, yes, they WOULD be leaving the Dem Party!


8 posted on 05/22/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Whites have slowly but consistently moved away from the Democratic Party. These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the 1960s and 1970s after Democrats’ support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

Yup.

At that point, white voters left the Democrat Party.


9 posted on 05/22/2018 2:51:25 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can help narrow down the demographic leaving the DemRat party. It is too broad a statement to say that whites are leaving.

The whites remaining in the Rat party are the self-hating, racial mongering types who virtue signal their moral superiority. The whites who don’t have these “hideous virtues” are leaving in droves.


10 posted on 05/22/2018 2:52:20 PM PDT by BlueYonder
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Democrats

Whites moving away...

Blacks moving away...

Hispanics moving away...

Why it’s a plan no non-Democrat could refute. It’s working.

Go Democrats. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Those consultants, they’re the bomb!


11 posted on 05/22/2018 2:52:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why should Whites support a party that has abandoned them?


12 posted on 05/22/2018 2:52:42 PM PDT by Petrosius
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Play racial identity games, win racial identity prizes.


13 posted on 05/22/2018 2:53:48 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ahh, the old lie about how white Southerners abandoned the Democrats because of the Civil Rights Act. It was the flag burning hedonistic, Marxist hippies that caused a huge political realignment in the early 70s. Churchgoers and Patriots saw the hippies rushing to take over the Democratic Party, so they defected to the GOP.


14 posted on 05/22/2018 2:54:48 PM PDT by The Fop (God Bless Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Joan Rivers, and the Fightin' Rat Pack Wing of the GOP)
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These recent losses are on top of Democrats’ losses among Southern whites during the 1960s and 1970s after Democrats’ support of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Who will be the first Nationally to call out this blatant lie?
15 posted on 05/22/2018 2:54:49 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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Which voters should they target? How should Democrats target them?

Therein lies the problem...for BOTH parties.

No thought to what is good for the Nation and people are sick and tired of it.

That they think this way is exactly why President Trump was victorious.

16 posted on 05/22/2018 2:54:49 PM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: Petrosius

abandoned? They are openly hostile. They should be so lucky to be abandoned.


17 posted on 05/22/2018 2:55:16 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats already coming up with excuses for the 2018 midterms. What they fail to realize is, nobody cares if you call them a racist anymore.


18 posted on 05/22/2018 2:55:31 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As long as they do NOT join the GOP and F*** up the right movement.

Just like parasites moving from the blue state to a red state, I know they will destroy it. Just stay out you liberal whites!


19 posted on 05/22/2018 2:55:54 PM PDT by beergarden
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The Democrats of the 60’s and 70’s switched parties and are the Republicans of today.

Steven Spielberg told me that.


20 posted on 05/22/2018 2:57:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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