The state of play: They’re relying almost exclusively on a shrinking demographic (white men), living in shrinking areas (small, rural towns), creating a reliance on people with shrinking incomes (white workers without college degrees) to survive.
Why it matters: You can’t win elections without diversity, bigger population centers and sufficient money.
Flashback: Before President Trump, the GOP acknowledged all this. Then-RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in his “autopsy” after Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012:
What’s happening: Trump threw that out and realigned the GOP base away from suburbs and wealth, and toward working-class whites in small towns.
Republicans have hemorrhaged support among suburban women during the Trump years. Now, the GOP even struggles in exurbs.
Another GOP drain: Voters are no longer following the traditional pattern of getting more conservative as they age.
Article submitted by, PragDem.