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Over the Hill: Congressional Democrats Face Age Problem

By Alex Soderstrom If the past three presidential elections have been any indication, the Democratic Party is the party of the young. Barack Obama buried his opponents in the competition for the under-30 vote in both 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton captured the vote of 55 percent of that same demographic in 2016. According…

The Entrenchment of the US Electorate

By Zachary Bernknopf This summer was another busy one for Fox News, and MSNBC. Fox News attracted an average of nearly 1.8 million viewers during primetime, and MSNBC nearly 600,000 on average. The continuing appeal of partisan cable news networks has been a key factor in the growing polarization and partisanship of America’s electorate and elected…

Where are the Democrats?

By: Greyson Clark In the last two months, Georgia Political Review has published keen analysis of the 2014 senate and gubernatorial elections. One focused on Michelle Nunn’s announcement of her candidacy. Another analyzed the underwhelming showing of Democratic candidates for governor. While both are thoughtful and provide useful analysis, neither identifies a deeper trend running…

Is Georgia’s Democratic Party Dying?

By: Kelsey Thomas From the election of James M. Smith in 1872 until the failed re-election campaign of Roy Barnes in 2002, Georgia had a Democrat in the Governor’s Mansion (three mansions, in fact). Democrats controlled both houses of the General Assembly from 1891 to 2003, and the state swung for the Democratic Party’s presidential…

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