California GOP not attracting minorities, young voters
November 12, 2013
Despite suffering a supermajority defeat in the legislature in 2012 and losing control of the governorship two years prior, the worst years may have yet to come the California Republican Party. [LA Times]
A newly released USC/Los Angeles Times poll shows that the California Republican Party is not making progress in attracting young and minority voters, two key demographics in the future outlook of the state.
About 40 percent of registered white California voters are each Democrats and Republicans, but only 14 percent of minority voters and 23 percent of voters under the age of 50 are registered Republican.
Fifty-four percent of minority voters are registered Democrat.
Fifty-five percent of Latinos are registered Democrat, with only 15 percent registered Republican. Seventy-six percent of blacks are registered Democrat, and only 4 percent are registered Republican.
Among voters under the age of 50, 52 percent describe themselves as liberal, and 40 percent describe themselves as conservative.
About 60 percent of white voters in California are over the age of 50, while 64 percent of Latinos are 49 and younger.
Currently, Governor Jerry Brown has a 51 percent approval rating among white voters, 61 percent approval among blacks and 67 percent approval among Latinos. Brown’s overall approval rating is 55 percent.