Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Demographic changes mean that traditional Republican constituencies are shrinking as the Democrats’ grow

Zingher, Josh (2014) Demographic changes mean that traditional Republican constituencies are shrinking as the Democrats’ grow. LSE American Politics and Policy (27 Mar 2014). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (346kB) | Preview

Abstract

Barack Obama’s 2008 election victory, aided by Latino and other minority votes, left little doubt of the importance of demographic changes in America. Using survey data for the past six decades, Josh Zingher investigates just how group membership affects voting behavior, and how has this changed over time. He finds that while some groups have been stable voters for the past 60 years, such as African Americans for the Democrats, and whites for the Republicans, other groups’ leanings have changed considerably. He argues that the growth in the proportion of pro-Democratic groups such as Latinos and college graduates, and the shrinking population of Republican supporters, such as Protestants and churchgoers, mean that the Republican Party must now seek new sources of support if it is to be electorally successful in the future.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 09:03
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58773

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics