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GOP Is Betting Its Majority on Older White Voters

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By    |   Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:13 PM

The Republican Party is making a generational bet that it can mobilize its older, white, blue-collar base without stoking an equal, opposite reaction from millennial voters in November, according to analysis in The Atlantic.

Younger voters are more racially diverse, but the stats show they don't turn out for midterms, and Republicans are hoping those trends continue.

"Few things are likely to shape November's outcome more than whether that bet pays off," editorial director Ronald Brownstein writes in The Atlantic.

Brownstein cites polls that show with voters 35 and over evenly split between the two parties on generic ballots, the key will be whether millennials - who favor Democrats by 27 and 18 points in those polls - show up to vote.

Further, an overwhelming majority of voters under 30 disapprove of the job that President Donald Trump is doing.

But if they don't show up to vote in November, Republicans will reap the rewards from the older, white, blue-collar voters who do.

"All of these contrasts underscore how much the November results may be tilted by the composition of the voters who show up," Brownstein writes.

"It’s highly possible that Trump will succeed in mobilizing high levels of turnout in November from those anxious voters resistant to the changing America. If the young and diverse voters who not only embrace, but also embody, those changes don’t match that intensity, they may again cede control of the country’s future to those seeking to restore its past," Brownstein writes.

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The Republican party is making a generational bet that it can mobilize its older, white, blue-collar base without stoking an equal, opposite reaction from millennial voters in November, according to analysis in The Atlantic.
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