A different looking Democratic Party

USA Today has completed an analysis of today’s Democratic Party and found it looks different today.

The Democratic-controlled House is now an unusual combination of the richest and poorest districts, the best and least educated, and the best and the worst insured. The analysis found that Democrats have attracted educated, affluent whites who had tended previously to vote Republican.

Democrats now represent 57% of the 4.8 million households that had incomes of $200,000 or more in 2008. In 2005, Republicans represented 55% of those affluent households.

This new data indicates that when talk turns to raising taxes on the most affluent to pay for initiatives like health-care reform, there are very influential constituents inside the party that would effect.

More here.

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3 responses to “A different looking Democratic Party

  1. tosmarttobegop

    The analysis found that Democrats have attracted educated, affluent whites

    well now we know why I am not a Democrat! I only qualify in one out of three categories!
    But I did grad-u-ated the third grade!….. Three times :>

  2. tosmarttobegop

    OK I will have to confess another deep and dark secret…. I was born a poor Black man!
    (The beginning of the “JERK” )

  3. klaus

    Could they even make “The Jerk” today? Would anyone have the guts?