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Educated Voters in America Moving To Democrats

April 9, 2018

Older, white, educated voters are trending toward Democrats in such numbers that their ballots could tip the scales in tight congressional mid-term races from New Jersey to California according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Nationwide, whites over the age of 60 with college degrees now favor Democrats over Republicans for Congress by a 2-point margin… During the same period in 2016, that same group favored Republicans for Congress by 10 percentage points.

The 12-point swing is one of the largest shifts in support toward Democrats that the Reuters/Ipsos poll has measured over the past two years. If that trend continues, Republicans will struggle to keep control of the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate, in the November elections, potentially dooming President Trump’s legislative agenda.

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