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Monday, May 05, 2014

Democrats rely on unmarried women

The Democrat Party has gotten to the point where it is entirely dependent on certain demographic groups that reliably vote for Democrats. it is just too hard to persuade anyone of the merits of Obamacare, economic stimulus, massive deficits, or nation-building in Afghanistan. It is much easier just to target the sort of voters who will do what they are told.

NPR Radio reports:
Unmarried women are the single most important demographic this year. But unlike other "it" demographics (remember soccer moms?), single women are not a constituency that's in play: They're extremely reliable Democratic supporters.

In 2012, Barack Obama won the overall women's vote because of them. Mitt Romney actually won married women — by 7 points. But Obama crushed him with unmarried women, winning that cohort by a whopping 36 percentage points.

Single women make up about 25 percent of the electorate, and they're growing fast as marriage rates decline.
So the short-term Democrat strategy is to get the unmarried women to vote. The long-term strategy is to push policies what will increase the population of unmarried women.

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