Apparently, education and intelligence do matter.
The changing demographics of the Republican party are interesting and perhaps explanatory of some voter behavior, especially in regard to the nature of die-hard Trump supporters. Generalizing, of course (because there are always exceptions), today's Republican party is older, whiter, and less educated than it has been in the past -- and compared to the demographic makeup of the opposition party.
The education level is especially telling. According to a Public Opinion Strategies report (based on NBC/Wall St. Journal data), in 2012, 40% of Republicans were college educated whites. In 2018, that demographic in the Trump-dominated Republican party slipped to just 29%. It is evident that the Republican party is losing college-educated voters and, perhaps, attracting more voters who are less educated.
https://www.smerconish.com/news/2019/6/ ... lectualism
2020 Dems face the same issue that Hillary faced in 2016. How do you convince these people that opportunity still exist for them in a nation with more diversity when their trusted media sources and leaders are telling them the sky is falling on a daily basis?
And a note: "College educated" includes all fields of study, some of which lean pretty strongly Conservative. And it doesn't necessarily mean they're more politically savvy than non-college-educated people.
35% guessed it's higher than 25%. The actual number, according to Gallup - 4.5%. Going by the number of gay people I know or have known, I think I'd have guessed lower than that.WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. adults estimate that nearly one in four Americans (23.6%) are gay or lesbian. Gallup has previously found that Americans have greatly overestimated the U.S. gay population, recording similar average estimates of 24.6% in 2011 and 23.2% in 2015. In each of the three polls in which Gallup has asked this question, a majority of Americans estimated this population to be 20% or greater.
https://news.gallup.com/poll/259571/ame ... ation.aspx
Common sense, but it's interesting to see it as a graphic, no? Note that the non-LGBT numbers are pretty respectable, too. Young people aren't happy. Gay young people even less so.
Which one you would like to see as the Democratic presidential nominee?
(Texas Lyceum Poll, Democratic primary voters, 8/16-25/19)
Approval for impeachment has also gone up.
It will force GOP senators to defend Trump. Which may cost the GOP the Senate.
Given that McConnell is not allowing over a 100 bills passed by the House to come to a vote, that is a good thing.
Maybe. They could send him all sorts of bills daring him to veto.cruiser wrote:.. would it not be a clusterF if the Dem's have control of both house and senate after next election
and Trump wins re-election,what a circus that would be...
The first thing to happen will be the end of any discussion regarding eliminating the 60 vote rule.
Are we just supposed to believe you, or do you got a link? 538 says it's way too early to conclude anything yet:cruiser wrote:Trump approval rating per "The Hill-Harris X Survey and others at all time high, thoughts?
"As of Sept. 24 — the day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally announced an impeachment inquiry — Trump’s approval rating sat at an unusually high 43.1 percent. But today, his approval rating sits at 41.3 percent. That’s a nearly 2-point drop in a little over a week, suggesting that the Ukraine scandal may be giving Trump supporters second thoughts about the president. Two points isn’t a ton of movement, but as my colleague Geoffrey Skelley has written, Trump’s approval rating is incredibly stable, so even a shift of 1 or 2 points can be notable.
On the other hand, this also just brings Trump’s approval rating back to about where it was earlier in September. In fact, Trump’s 43.1 percent approval rating on Sept. 24 was his highest mark all year, and it’s possible that the uptick that got Trump there was just noise...The bottom line is, a lot of things could be happening here, and we should wait for more data."
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/ho ... al-rating/
"How stupid is our country?"
"How stupid is our country?"
https://twitter.com/pollreport/status/1 ... 70306?s=20
https://twitter.com/pollreport/status/1 ... 93250?s=20
President Trump's actions with Ukraine were wrong
70% agree (over half those 70% say he should be impeached and removed from office)
NPR/PBS NewsHour Poll:
70% think what Trump did is unacceptable
50% think Trump should be impeached