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Study: By 2036, The GOP May No Longer Be A National Party

Quick Summary:

  • The year 2036 has been identified as a potential tipping point for the Republican Party’s national competitiveness, according to a study by the Center for American Progress.
  • The study’s projections are based on anticipated demographic shifts, including an increase in the share of ethnic minorities in the electorate and the growing influence of young voters.
  • If current trends continue, the Republican Party may find it increasingly challenging to win a future presidential election and could also struggle to secure a majority in the House, Senate, or state legislatures.
  • There is a rising trend of Democratic leaning in college towns, driven by young voters’ support for progressive policies.
  • The GOP’s approach to issues such as climate change, healthcare, and income inequality is at odds with the political inclinations of this emergent voting block.
  • The study underscores the need for the Republican Party to broaden its appeal to these emerging demographics and adapt its policy stances and political messaging.

A Demographic Challenge for the GOP


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