Center for American Progress

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP’s Ruy Teixeira on the Country’s Demographic Shift’s Impact in Today’s NH Primary and the November Presidential Elections
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AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP’s Ruy Teixeira on the Country’s Demographic Shift’s Impact in Today’s NH Primary and the November Presidential Elections

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  • Laura Pereyra

Washington, D.C. — With New Hampshire voting in the first primary of 2012 today, the major demographic changes that will shape the 2012 election will unfold. While the Republican Party chooses its presidential nominee, will Republicans capitalize on a struggling economy and greater mobilization from a conservative base that holds the president in deep disdain? Or will the rising electorate of communities of color, the Millennial generation, professionals, single women, and seculars that pushed President Barack Obama to victory in 2008 continue to support him and ensure his reelection? Watch Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at both The Century Foundation and American Progress, explain how the country’s changing demographics has already began to impact the presidential election here.

Ruy Teixeira is also available to comment on how the country’s demographic shifts will impact presidential candidates on their path to 270 electoral votes today and in November. Read his report co-authored with John Halpin titled, “The Path to 270: Demographics versus Economics in the 2012 Presidential Election."

Watch the video here and read the report here.

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