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Gardner/Greenberg: The Politics of the Rising American Electorate

December 5, 2016

WVWVAF founder and president Page Gardner and noted pollster Stan Greenberg have a new op-ed in The Hill about the politics of the Rising American Electorate: unmarried women, people of color, and millennials.

As we’ve been predicting for years, the Rising American Electorate is now the voting majority — casting 55% of the votes in 2016 and contributing to Hillary Clinton’s 2.5+ million lead in the national popular vote. But our ongoing research also warned Democrats that in order to solidify their support among the Rising American Electorate — and particularly white working-class women, who make up 45% of voting-eligible unmarried women nationally — they would need to emphasize a government reform agenda that would strengthen the voices of ordinary Americans in our government:

The studies done by Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund underscored how white millennials, white unmarried women and white working class women would only consolidate around Democrats if they were pushing for change, limiting special interest money and making the economy work for all, not just those at the top. The bolder the reforms and agenda, the more engaged these groups became.

Read the whole op-ed from Page Gardner and Stan Greenberg, and share it widely with friends and family over social media.


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