Profile of the American Voter

Update: this turned out to be off-base. Trump won college-educated white voters, especially men. Turnout was not necessarily a crucial factor, as more people voted than in 2012, except in Pennsylvania and possibly Wisconsin. The "up-for-grabs" educated white voters who usually voted Republican stayed loyal to the party.  Blame Trump's Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the … Continue reading Profile of the American Voter

2008 Voter Turnout Didn’t Break 1960 Record, Bloomberg Reports, But Discounts How Voters Were Routinely Disenfranchised and Discouraged in 1960

Obama Won Without Surge in Voter Turnout Experts Had Predicted: "About 130 million Americans voted, up from 122 million in 2004. But with a little more than 61 percent of eligible voters casting ballots, the 2008 results didn’t match the record 63.8 percent turnout rate that helped propel President John F. Kennedy to victory in … Continue reading 2008 Voter Turnout Didn’t Break 1960 Record, Bloomberg Reports, But Discounts How Voters Were Routinely Disenfranchised and Discouraged in 1960