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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

How Democrats Can Keep and Expand the Support of the Younger White Working Class Voters who Voted for Obama in 2008 by Andrew Levison

While white working class voters as whole supported John McCain, there was a significant movement of younger white working-class voters to Obama. If this trend can be sustained by the Democrats in future elections, it could derail any Republican attempt to rebuild a Reagan coalition and eventually insure a stable long-term Democratic majority.
If the Democrats do not take prompt and energetic steps to support and reinforce this trend, these young voters could very easily shift back to their more traditionally pro-Republican stance within the next 18-24 months.
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