To start, a small percentage of Americans in both parties nominated the presidential candidates -- who were disliked by a majority of the country.To start, a small percentage of Americans in both parties nominated the presidential candidates—who were disliked by a majority of the country.
The demographic weaknesses in Donald Trump's victory suggest America's future still lies with Bernie Sanders and his supporters.
Both Democrats and Republicans are chasing voters of color as registration and turnout could decide the midterm elections this November and the presidency two years later.
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Do any of the GOP's proposals exhibit a willingness to make the kind of changes it will need to attract members of the growing groups that it has spent years antagonizing, such as Hispanics, Asian Americans, unmarried women, secular whites, and others? You’ve heard the expression “putting lipstick on a pig,” haven’t you?
Abroad, the widely noted aspect of Barack Obama's re-election victory was its social and class character. The president was re-elected by a majority of American minorities.
Assuming that neither man faints on the stage at their final debate on Monday, the Obama-Romney race now depends on three smoking guns rarely discussed by candidates: geography, demography, and getting out the right vote.
Israel's Zionism turned capitalism is getting out of hand; Postmodernism is dead, leaving many to question what it was in the first place; meanwhile, the Americas are projected to replace the Middle East as the energy capital of the world. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Hold on to your 10-gallon: Gallup's polling data from the last election show that more Texans identify as Democrats than Republicans. That hasn't translated into a political earthquake just yet, but it may only be a matter of time. Changing demographics make the Lone Star State and its 34 electoral votes a tempting target for Democrats.