“Voters of color did move to the right — just not at the rates predicted”

With the caveat that this analysis is based on exit polls–which are not terribly reliablePolitico has an analysis of how the Democratic Party did among different racial and ethnic groups. Key themes:

  • “[N]ew voters from 2018 and 2020, as well as younger voters” showed up for the Democrats–partially stemming the projections that Democrats would continue to lose voters of color.
  • “Overall, Black voters remain the most consistent supporters of Democrats — their vote share dropped 4 points since 2018, and just 1 point since the last presidential election, according to preliminary exit polling.”
  • “[T]he majority of white voters and Native Americans went for Republicans.”
  • Support for the Democratic Party among AAIP voters appears to be the most volatile and unstable.
  • “The battle for the Latino vote was more contested than ever this election cycle, between GOP hopes for gains and the group recently becoming the second-largest voting bloc in the country.” My personal take, for what it is worth, is: Latino vote trends in Florida needs to be disaggregated from trends elsewhere for any analysis to be meaningful.
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