How Votes Have Shifted: Changes in Partisan Performance 2000-2016

Demographic change is slowly, but inevitably, moving Western states to the left. By Reid Wilson The 11th story in The Hill’s Changing America series, in which they investigate the demographic and economic trends shaping the nation’s politics. Nevada’s booming growth underscores the two trends working most in Democrats’ favor: the …

Since Trump’s Election, Increased Attention to Politics – Especially Among Women

Pew Research: “Nearly six-in-ten women (58%) say they are paying increased attention to politics since Trump’s election, compared with 46% of men. Overall, more Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents than Republicans and Republican leaners say they have become more attentive to politics. But there are similarly wide gender gaps in heightened …

Census shows nonmetropolitan America is whiter, getting older, and losing population

Will nonmetropolitan America hold on to its outsize political clout? Perhaps not, according to some incisive analysis from William H. Frey at Brookings: “Newly released census statistics for 2016 confirm that diversity in the United States continues to rise. For the first time, the population under age 10 has become minority white …

Does Hard Work Pay Off For Black Women?

“Despite increasing college attendance and labor-force participation, African American women still aren’t getting the economic security of their white peers.” The Atlantic examines a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the National Domestic Workers Alliance explores why “the importance of women’s economic health in the black …

CAP: Who Votes with Automatic Voter Registration?

A new report from the Center for American Progress analyzes the impact of Automatic Voter Registration in Oregon, and finds significant differences between AVR registrants and voters who registered using traditional means. “Compared with traditional registrants and voters, AVR registrants and voters were: Noticeably younger—about 40 percent of AVR registrants and …

538: Democrats Are Overperforming In Special Elections Almost Everywhere

Electoral trends since the November election have been so clear, “as Trump himself might say, “There’s something going on.” “Since Trump took office, voters have gone to the polls 24 times1 in 13 states to fill vacancies in their state legislatures — giving us a data set that is robust …