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“For all their differences, the missing white voters and disappointed Democratic-voting nonwhites have one thing in common,” says Pete Spiliakos in today’s column , “Neither sees a reason to vote Republican that is relevant to their lives. The Republicans could do better among both groups by giving them some reasons.”

The dynamics here are complicated, but when the College Republican  surveyed young people  (a disproportionately nonwhite population), they found that while most young voters were disappointed with President Obama, they gave him credit for “trying” while saying the Republicans had no middle-class agenda. They were leery of Obamacare but “at least Obama was making strides to start the process of reforming health care.” Many nonwhite voters don’t like the Democratic position because they think it is ideal. They like it because it is the only game in town, and at least some nonwhite voters are being lost by default.

Read the full column here .

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