by Project Vote, Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 02:39:44 PM EST
Cross-posted at Project Vote's blog, Voting Matters.
"It is fair to say that 2010 was the year of older, rich people." That's the conclusion of a new research memo from Project Vote, "An Analysis of Who Voted (and Who Didn’t Vote) in the 2010 Election," by Dr. Lorraine Minnite. It finds that wealthier voters and Americans over the age of 65 surged to the polls in 2010, and increased their support for the Republican party, while young voters and minority voters (who strongly favor Democrats) dropped off at higher rates than in 2006.
Two years ago, African-Americans, lower-income Americans, and young Americans all participated in the 2008 presidential election in decisive numbers, making it the most diverse electorate in history. In 2010, however, these historically underrepresented groups were underrepresented again, as they (in common with most Americans) largely stayed home. Non-voters were the majority in 2010, a fact that "throws cold water on any victor’s claims for a mandate."
by Jonathan Singer, Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 12:37:21 PM EST
Toplines I'm hearing (again, requisite grain of salt required!) -- Corzine 46/Christie 46/Daggett 7 percent in New Jersey (had Daggett not been on the ballot, 48 percent would have backed Christie/47 percent would have backed Corzine/4 percent would not have voted). McDonnell leads 55 percent to 45 percent over Deeds in Virginia
Toplines (with requisite grain of salt!) -- National Review's Jim Geraghty hears Corzine 47/Christie 47 in New Jersey; McDonnell 54.5/Deeds 45 in Virginia
We're still trying to track down some more background numbers, but some of the news nets are beginning to selectively release exit poll data.
More as we hear it...
by Project Vote, Tue Nov 25, 2008 at 02:43:11 PM EST
The United States saw dramatic increases in voting from traditionally underrepresented groups, including minorities and young voters, according to a new analysis released this week by Project Vote. If borne out by systematic analysis of the voter rolls, this change in the electorate is evidence of the power of successful voter registration drives and an indication of the strong inclination of voters to participate in the process when candidates address their issues.
by Todd Beeton, Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 09:16:39 AM EST
That would be awesome.
View of Government
Should do more 51
Doing too much 43
Will your taxes go up if Obama wins?
Among voters making $200,000 or more
If this data from the exit polls doesn't scare the crap out of Republicans, I don't know what will. America has shifted toward the Democrats' view that government does have a proper role in making people's lives better and that responsible citizens should be ready and willing to pay for that. To a large degree, McCain didn't lose because he didn't get his message out, it's just he was running on an obsolete message. Welcome to the new America.
by Deeg, Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 01:50:21 PM EST
Am I nuts? This looks like MSNBC's full national exit poll. Is that legal? if so, looks like 55-44 Obama. Even with a pound of salt (say, a 7 point error to Democrats) we still win.