Despite President Obama's two election victories, the nation has become increasingly racially divided in its politics and "tribal" in its voting patterns, according to the president's election pollster.As he explains, Democrat policies have increasingly split the electorate along racial lines.
"We've come a long way in a lot of different ways around race in this country, but if you look at our voting patterns, we're as segregated in how we vote today as we were 40-some years ago," said Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies and a Harvard University fellow.
This is old news to those following voter demographics. Not only do Democrats depend on a racial divide, they also increasingly rely on splits between married and other voters, between Christian and other voters, and between informed and low-info voters.
Some people thought that electing Barack Obama in 2008 would reduce some of these divisions, but he has magnified these demographic splits in voting.