posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 03:03 AM
How can Republicans attract voters other than old white men?
By CNN's Jack Cafferty:
If Mitt Romney wants to be president, he's going to need help from voters who aren't old white men. He's got his work cut out for him. A
Politico piece headlined "Barack Obama's group therapy” describes how the re-election campaign has been reaching out to key voting groups by
focusing on issues like the contraception fight, equal pay for women, gay marriage, student loans and immigration policy.
The 2012 Presidential Election will no doubt be a close race. But How will Republicans attract and appeal to voters that are not part of their base
voters? Obama has already passed legislation repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and last Friday he halted the deportations of Illegal Immigrants that
were brought here as children through no fault of their own.
A move which has been viewed positively by 71% of likely voters according to a Rasmussen poll
71% Favor Work Permits for Young Illegal Immigrants in Certain Circumstances
Most voters don’t think the government is aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants but agree with President Obama’s decision to allow
young people brought here illegally who meet certain criteria to avoid deportation.
According to a Politico piece, Republicans typically get 87% of their votes from Whites
The truth about politics is that Republicans — regardless of the nominee — are a mostly white party, and have been for decades. They get
roughly 87 percent of their votes from whites — and rarely elect minority candidates at the national level. Right now, there are only two black and
eight Hispanic Republicans in all of Congress. There are more than 270 whites.
The only problem with that is that white voters who are in the electorate dropped from 88% in 1976 to 74% in 2008. All while minorities more than
doubled from 12% to 26%.
Yet the proportion of white voters in the U.S. electorate slid from 88 percent in 1976 to 74 percent in 2008 while total minority groups more than
doubled from 12 percent to 26 percent, according to a study of exit polls by Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster who is president of North Star Opinion
Research and a founder of the GOP research group Resurgent Republic.
So how will Republicans try to attract more voters while they keep shifting more and more to the extreme right?
edit on 6/21/2012 by muse7
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