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    Look at the demographic breakdown of the exit polls.

    Who voted for Romney? White church-going Protestants.

    Even in the 18-29 age range they voted for him, although less so than older people; in all the other age groups, white people voted for Romney in just about equal numbers.

    Protestants voted for Romney. Catholics gave a small edge to Obama; "None" and "Other" went for Obama by large margins.

    The differences between all the generations from age 29 through the very oldest might be mostly about how white-Protestant they are and also possibly about what percentage of women turn out to vote, which has increased over time. Whether white (+7), black (+9) or Latino (+11!), women voted more Democratic than men did (or in the case of white women, less Republican).

    All this bodes well for the future for Democrats, and people like O'Reilly can see the handwriting on the wall. The country is becoming less white and the Republicans have failed to attract the Latino voters that they knew they needed; that's major, but it's about more than that: we're also becoming less religiously affiliated, and the group that votes is becoming more female. The Millennial generation is huge, and like previous generations larger percentages of them will turn out every year as they get older.

    The Republican base is shrinking for a number of different reasons. Unless they make some serious changes in direction, they are on a slowly sinking ship.

    We decided to move the center farther to the right by starting the whole debate from a far-right position to begin with. - Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

    by denise b on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:29:12 PM PST

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