Raindrops Keep Falling — on Democrats’ Heads

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 10:39 AM

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Even the weather is turning against Democrats. Meteorologists forecast rain for much of the country on Election Day. That’s bad news for Democrats, because, given the enthusiasm gap that Republicans enjoy, GOP voters are more likely to brave inclement weather to make their way to the polling places than their Democratic counterparts, The Hill reports.

rain, democrats, headVarious weather forecasters see rain coming in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast regions, and possibly other areas, too.

“Republicans are helped by bad weather . . . it does harm Democratic prospects,” says Laurel Harbridge, a Northwestern University political science professor.

Wendy Schiller, a political science professor at Brown University agrees. “Bad weather almost always hurts Democrats,” she says. “The traditional Democratic base tends to include lower-income people and the elderly. Both of those demographic groups have a hard time getting to the polls.”




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