Dec 31, 2015 3:18 PM GMT
http://www.alternet.org/gops-bleak-demographic-destiny-how-win-white-house-when-all-your-voters-are-dyingPut simply, the Democratic edge among minority voters, younger voters and educated voters keeps getting stronger as each group comes to represent a larger and larger share of the electorate. And that edge will only be more pronounced heading into 2016.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/05/the-gop-is-dying-off-literally-118035The Republican Party voter is old—and getting older...And that quick back-of-the-napkin math shows that the trend could have a real effect in certain states, and make a battleground states like Florida and Ohio even harder for the Republican Party to capture.
By combining presidential election exit polls with mortality rates per age group from the U.S. Census Bureau, I calculated that, of the 61 million who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, about 2.75 million will be dead by the 2016 election. President Barack Obama’s voters, of course, will have died too—about 2.3 million of the 66 million who voted for the president won’t make it to 2016 either. That leaves a big gap in between, a difference of roughly 453,000 in favor of the Democrats.
Limited appeal can work in a midterm election -- unfortunately it makes the GOP dead in the water round come Presidential years.