comments from a conservative Christian perspective,
sometimes on Oregon local and state issues
with thanks to A.E. Housman
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Whatever New Voters Were Found Both Trump and Clinton Lost Old Voters
Turns out not only were more people fired up about Barack Obama than Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2012, but more were fired up about Mitt Romney in 2012 than Donald Trump in 2016. This is not good considering the U.S. population ticks up 2 to 3 million people each year*.
Even when you add in third party candidates (as in the chart below) significantly fewer people cared to vote this year.
Not really a surprise with the two most disliked major party candidates since polling began. But, still sad that fewer and fewer people and a smaller percentage of the voting population think it worthwhile to vote.