Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Changing America: The Political Demographics of the 21st Century
Reid Wilson has an excellent ongoing series running in The Hill on 21st century political demography. He's now up to nine articles and counting. All of them may be found here; topics covered include the education divide, the Democrats' urban box, the coming millennial boom; and the takeover of the GOP by rural voters. A lot of careful research and great data. Highly recommended.
Oh and his latest piece is about the county that only gave Clinton five votes (and she was lucky to get five!). More generally it's about the rise of political self-sorting and the rise of landslide counties. Interesting patterns that are worth thinking about.