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Teixeira: Klobuchar as Republican Killer

The following article by Ruy Teixeira, author of The Optimistic Leftist and other works of political analysis, is cross-posted from his blog:

You may have heard that Amy Klobuchar has run well in her elections in Minnesota. But you probably don’t realize how crazy good her performance has been there, as she’s swept across all demographics in the state, decimating the GOP in most groups, while reducing their margins to pathetic levels in their best groups.

Consider these data points, both from Klobuchar’s 2018 Senate run and, for comparison, from Clinton’s Presidential performance in the state in 2016. (All data from Catalist Analytics)

White college women: Klobuchar +52, Clinton +23 (!)
White noncollege women: Klobuchar +21, Clinton -4 (!!)
White college men: Klobuchar +28, Clinton even
White 18-29: Klobuchar +39, Clinton +8
White seniors: Klobuchar +14, Clinton -15
Rural white: Klobuchar -5, Clinton -34
Rural white college: Klobuchar +14, Clinton -23
Rural white noncollege: Klobuchar -12, Clinton -38

I rest my case.

One comment on “Teixeira: Klobuchar as Republican Killer

  1. Whatever on

    White: Klobuchar +52, Clinton +23 (!)
    White: Klobuchar +21, Clinton -4 (!!)
    White: Klobuchar +28, Clinton even
    White: Klobuchar +39, Clinton +8
    White: Klobuchar +14, Clinton -15
    Rural white: Klobuchar -5, Clinton -34
    Rural white: Klobuchar +14, Clinton -23
    Rural white: Klobuchar -12, Clinton -38

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