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runthaus19 karma

Good morning, Lisa.

If you will indulge me, I have two questions.

First, what are the most notable demographic changes in voters for both parties? On NPR there was a story about religious people's voting trends and it was noted that Catholic Americans shifted to the left, whereas other major religious groups that tend conservative stayed the course (so to speak). I'm especially curious about whether or not a similar trend was seen among traditionally liberal cohorts during this year's midterms.

Second, what was the most surprising result of the midterms? Was there anything in the outcome of the elections that left you with more questions than answers?

Keep doing your job :)

runthaus3 karma

Thanks so much for your reply! So, as a follow-up:

  1. Does the importance of voting rates vice demographic change in the results speak to/highlight the increasing polarity in American politics? The question on my mind is that if voting rates are the most significant factors in our elections, has the 'free market of ideas' been supplanted by tribal left/right loyalty?
  2. I don't have a second follow-up. Just wanted to thank you again :)