Chart of the Day: Democrats Have a Big Headwind to Overcome In Midterm Elections


This is nothing new to regular readers of the blog, but the chart below from the Washington Post very nicely illustrates the Democratic Party’s midterm woes in a nutshell. In every demographic group that tends to support Republicans, more than 60 percent are highly likely to vote. Conversely, in every demographic group that tends to support Democrats, fewer than 50 percent are highly likely to vote. That’s a very tough headwind to overcome. Just imagine what liberals could accomplish if they actually bothered to go to the polls.

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