Republicans' unfavorable demographics?

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    Yep, leave it to some to suggest Republicans need to change their strategy because, according to them, the demographics aren't in Republicans' favor. But, only one problem. According to the chart below, it appears almost all demographics are trending Republican. The only demographics trending Democrat are the "30-44" demographic, of course the "Democrat" demographic, the "Hispanic" and "Asian" demographics, "No high school diploma" demographic, the "Under $50K" demographic, the "something else" religious demographic, the "Foreign policy" demographic and "Health care" demographic and, lastly, the "Cares about people like me" demographic, which is code for the *I think he will give me stuff* demographic, such as cell phones, forgiven college debt, etc., etc., etc. All other demographics are trending Republican so we can clearly see why some would suggest Republicans need to change their strategy.

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    But the poll showed otherwise.
    How do you explain that?
     
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    Further, I find these two demographics so absolutely hysterical, it's beyond description.

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    How this moron was able to actually con folks into believing they were actually better off or about the same as four years ago and, to believe the national economic situation was excellent or good is beyond me.
    What kind of pure and simple fantasy land are these buffoons living in?
     
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    What poll showed otherwise? This is an exit poll for the 2012 election. I don't particularly know what poll it is you're referring to.
     
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    I was referring to the November 6, 2012 poll.
    The one between the entrance and the exit polls I suppose.
     
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    Ol' Geezer doesn't yet realize the scope of the GOP loss. This election was more than just the Dems retaining the Executive. They also gained in the House and the Senate. And their gains were primarily based on what the GOP candidates were saying, rather than what the Dem candidates were stating.
     
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    There does seem to be some indication that at least parts of the party are waking up, like the comments by Jeb and Jindal, the pushback against Norquist, etc. All that stuff happened pretty much right away, much faster than I was expecting.

    There was no excuse for the Dems to keep the White House and make gains in both houses of Congress with unemployment at 8%, at least that's what conventional wisdom would say. The hardliners in the GOP can stay in denial, but there may be enough momentum brewing for the more pragmatic Republicans to pull the party's ass out of the fire.

    If that happens, those wallowing in denial will just have to deal with it.

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    Doesn't much matter where the demographics are headed if the electorial system and the government is bent.


    And if you think the system isn't bent?


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    Doesn't matter whether they also gained in the House and the Senate. It still doesn't change the exit polls and the reasons for which they gained in the House and Senate are the same reasons why Obama won the presidency. And, I demonstrated those reasons in the OP.
     
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    Here's your problem. You think Barack Obama is a moron. You made the same mistake with Clinton.
    Barack Obama is an extremely intelligent individual who nationalized his community organizing skills to become a two term president. He's not just another 3 on 3 hoopster from Chicago.
    Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar, not just another trailer park yahoo from Arkansas.
     

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