The data nerd in me is still alive. Raises some good questions about what the Republican Party needs to do to regain its footing and shows respect for both sides. Worth a look.
2012 election results demographic: In depth analysis of the demographics of the 2012 Presidential election by State including education, income, and religious views such as same sex marriage.
Interesting information released by the College Republican National Committee #CRNC today in a 95 page report. http://images.skem1.com/client_id_32089/Grand_Old_Party_for_a_Brand_New_Generation.pdf
Seems like they are starting to recognize the issues with mixing religion and politics. Not sure I like the idea of just spinning their message to hide the underlying problems.
Original Post 11/18/2012
Taking a short break from my normal topics of food and travel, I have been thinking quite a bit lately about the recent election and the polarization surrounding it. Maybe it has always been this way, but to me it seems like this past election was a particularly divided one. Even in my own little microcosm, I have been surprised at how passionate friends from opposing views have become. “Passionate” in italics because it…
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Interesting post over there. I live in a rural, not-quite-poor, but not-well-off region of New York that tends toward Republicans. There’s something I think of as being ‘pioneer spirit’ in place here, along with the feeling that government is strangling the little man with taxes, fees, and over-regulation. Rather than issues of religion or pure income or education, what I see is most people here feel that government needs to get out of the way and not interfere.
Very interesting Jeffo– thanks for sharing!