If you want lose the presidency in the USA, all that you must do is to align with a minority group that is offensive to most everyone else.
- Say that you are a libertarian — that will land you 11% of the voters.
- Say that you are conservative — that will land you 27% of the voters
- Say that you are a male chauvinist.
“Well, the pundits were right: the political ‘gender gap’ would decide the fate of candidates in the 2014 midterms. But the decisive point wasn’t that Republicans have a female voter problem. It was that Democrats have a male voter problem.”
What percentage of women say they are Republicans?
“The gap between parties, as you might imagine, is pretty stark. While nearly six in 10 Democrats say they would like to see a female president, fewer than one in five Republicans agree. Even among GOP women, just 20 percent say they “personally hope” for a president of their gender.”
“As GOP celebrates win, no sign of narrowing gender, age gaps”
However, only 20% of Republican women want to see a female president. In 2014, 47% voted Democrat and 52% Republican. 51% of women voters are Democrats. 41% of male voters are Democrats.
The point is, that the GOP can mess up a good thing by aligning too strongly with extremists. The party that is most likely to win will be the one that appeals most to the middle of American voters.
“Is Rand Paul the GOP’s Great Libertarian Hope against Clinton? Yes and no.
By Aaron Blake February 18 at 11:48 AM
Sen. Rand Paul is reportedly set to announce his presidential campaign in April. And (timing!) his supporters are happily pointing to new Quinnipiac polls of three key swing states, which show — for a change — that a Republican is running neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton.
That Republican, of course, is Paul.
Of particular interest are the results in Colorado and Virginia, where Clinton narrowly leads Paul 43-41 percent and 44-42 percent, respectively — within the margin of error. No other Republican is so close in the three states polled — the third being Iowa. And that includes Jeb Bush, who is tied in Virginia but lags in the two other states.”