Chart of the day

I and many others have discussed plenty the fact that minorities overwhelmingly support Obama and that whites strongly lean towards Romney.  The general take these days, is that Romney needs win roughly 60% of the white vote to be president.  Another way of thinking about this is, what percentage of each candidate’s coalition comes from what racial groups.  Looked at this way, the difference is especially stark (not that you could not have noticed by just observing convention delegates), via TPM:

Yowza!  That chart makes incredibly clear just how much the Republican part is the white people’s party.  There’s just no way that’s a good thing.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Chart of the day

  1. twissblog says:

    No wonder some minorities feel taken for granted–doesn’t seem like either side is really competing for their votes (maybe for turnout)

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