Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

Demographic Changes To Watch For

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The country’s demographics have been widely discussed and analyzed the past week since the election. Pundits and political leaders are assessing the demographic trends that made themselves known in the reelection of President Obama.

The Takeaway Reports on these changing demographics:
“White Americans may not be the minority quite yet, but the demographics are shifting in that direction, and those shifts will certainly affect the electorate. As demographer William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution,writes: ‘Minorities accounted for a historic high (28 percent) of voters in Tuesday’s elections.’ President Obama won 80 percent of the minority vote, and 39 percent of the white vote,” 
Read more about each growing group and how it is projected to change voting trends at the San Diego Union-Tribune here

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