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Shifting U.S. demographics no guarantee for Democratic Party’s victory in 2012 elections

Xinhua

Thursday, July 7, 2011

“Long term demographics look good for Democrats. Especially the Hispanic vote will grow as a percentage of the electorate, and Republicans get about one-third of that vote,” said John Fortier, director of the democracy project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. “But matters of turnout and the persuasion of independent voters could result in a much greater shift in the electorate than the slowly improving demographics for Democrats.”

2011-07-07 00:00:00
Xinhua

KEYWORDS: 2012 POLITICS