Democratic, Republican voter bases are more different than ever

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    Democratic, Republican voter bases are more different than ever

    The abbreviated version?

    Older rural whites and white men without degrees are rushing to the GOP.

    Everyone else? Mmmm, not so much.

    Check this out:

    The Democrats have changed the most, as the mix of voters who support them has grown less white, less religious, more college-educated, younger and more liberal over the past decade, according to the study by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.

    Republican voters, by contrast, more closely reflect the demographics of an earlier, mostly white, Christian America. In one regard, the party's voters have actually stepped slightly back in time — Republicans are less likely today than a decade ago to be college graduates, Pew found. That's a striking fact in a country that has steadily grown more college-educated.
     
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    Watch live: Trump holds campaign rally in Missouri

    This is Trump's rally from last Friday. Watch as he walks through the crowd. They are more white than a Klan rally. They manage to find one black guy who stands behind the president during his speech. Funny the only one in the crowd makes it on TV.
     
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    I am a recently retired corporate attorney. I worked with engineers, designers, accountants, sales professionals and so on. 90% were Trump voters; all were college grads.

    My neighborhood has similar demographics. Two college grads per household. 70% Trumpers, men and women.

    People who claim that Trump supporters are uniformly uneducated, lower middle class are full of shit. It is an example of what psychologists call "projection." The Democrat Base is increasingly made up of poor, uneducated, foreign born losers, who look to Government for their needs. So they claim that Republicans are uneducated.
     
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    The Democratic base is diverse, embraces change, and encourages dissent; it seeks to protect the rights and protected liberties of all Americans, and opposes authoritarian government and its efforts to compel conformity and punish dissent.

    The Republican base is afraid of change, detests diversity, and works to punish dissent; Republicans are for the most part reactionary and authoritarian, hostile to the rights and protected liberties of the American people, and seek to compel conformity.
     
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    America is respected? America is not respected, it’s feared. Because it is led by a fool.
     
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    I wonder how many identify as Republican because local rules give them little other choice?

    I consider myself an Independent or Constitutionalist but have no real ability to vote that way here in Nevada. So I register Republican.
     
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    My first thought, based on the thread title was this was going to be about the increasing gap in policies positions.


    How silly of me.
     
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    Replace Republican with Democrat and you just described eight years of the Obama administration, but I wouldn’t expect you to see the similarities since you’re nothing but a partisan hack who pretends to be intelligent
     
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