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Sunday, November 7, 2010

New York Times Election Analysis. Republicans All the Way.

This was a very interesting article and I wanted to share it.

"How bad was it for Democrats last week? By nearly every demographic measure, the party lost ground, significantly in some cases.
The result was the largest reshuffling of the House of Representatives in 50 years.
For the first time since 1982, when exit polls began measuring support for Congressional candidates, Republicans received a majority of women’s votes. Two years ago, House Democratic candidates won women by 14 points.
Catholics, independents and voters age 60 and older also sided with Republicans by margins not seen since 1982.
Independent voters, a key to President Obama’s election two years ago, turned sharply to the G.O.P. Republicans also won more support than usual from reliably Democratic constituencies: less affluent and less educated voters, urbanites and voters from the nation’s East and West. A notable exception was black voters, who continued to support Democrats in strong numbers.
The generational divide exposed in the 2008 election was more pronounced. Voters under 30 were the only age group to support Democrats but made up just 11 percent of the electorate, typical for a midterm election. By contrast, voters aged 60 and older represented 34 percent of voters, their highest proportion in exit polls since 1982.
Experts said that about 42 percent of voters had cast ballots, which is typical for a midterm election. — Marjorie Connelly"

I knew women liked the republicans, we are the one's with a job. 

2 comments:

  1. "Emily's List," one of the lefty mailing lists to which I subscribe (Strictly to observe what they have to say, mind you!), is devoted to promoting female candidates, regardless of those candidates qualities and qualifications (This is, by definition, sexism, is it not?), and in getting women to vote for Democrats. It seems that they did not achieve their goals.

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  2. Their issue is strictly abortion. They shun all republican women. Yes they are sexist and having listened to some of them speak at hearings and rallies, they are very mean spirited as well. Just like NOW.

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Real name thank you.