POLL: Democrats Are Becoming White Elites’ Party


A poll that was conducted by the New York Times and Siena College and published on Tuesday found that the Democratic Party has the support of a greater number of college-educated white voters than minority voters.

The survey indicated that among white voters with a bachelor's degree, 57 percent would prefer that Democrats control Congress after the elections in 2022, compared to just 36 percent who would want Republicans to control Congress after those elections. According to the poll, non-Hispanic and non-black minorities actually prefer Republican control of Congress by a margin of 39 percent to 34 percent, while Hispanics are essentially split in their responses on which party they prefer to control Congress. Meanwhile, Republicans are having increasing success with minority voters. Hispanics' responses on which party they prefer to control Congress are essentially split.

According to Axios's reporting, the Democratic Party suffered a loss of support from white voters with college degrees in 2018, despite the fact that Hispanic voters supported them by a margin of roughly 50 points. According to the argument made by Axios, this behavior is a "seismic shift" that is realigning American politics.

According to the senior political analyst for The New York Times, Nate Cohn, the move is as a result of Democrats increasingly placing social concerns such as immigration, LGBT rights, affirmative action, abortion, and other issues at the forefront of their program. Other issues include: Cohn contends that more culturally conservative working-class voters of all races are turned off by this social liberalism, while progressive college graduates are attracted to the party as a result of its appeal to social liberalism.

According to the results of the poll, black voters are the only minority group that continues to show unwavering support for the Democratic party.

In response to a request for comment made by the Daily Caller News Foundation, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee did not provide a response.

The Times/Siena College survey included responses from 849 registered voters and was conducted between July 5 and 7. The standard deviation was calculated to be 4.1 percent.

The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on DailyCaller.

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