New Face of the GOP? Candidate Hates Blacks, Jews, Catholics, Gays and Lesbians, Immigrants, Muslims, etc.
The GOP's dwindling base now consists of white, married people who identify themselves as "Christians." In the 2006 mid-terms, that bunch went for the GOP by a 62-38 margin and everyone else voted Dem by an even more decisive 68-32 spread.
The partisan gap between white, married folks who identify themselves as Christian and the rest of the country is growing:
And the problem for the GOP is that while there are a lot of married couples, plenty of people who are white, a lot of folks who call themselves Christian, there are fewer and fewer Americans who share all three traits:
[These graphs are from Alan Abramowitz's "The Incredible Shrinking Base."]
This has a lot of Republicans concerned, but fortunately for them, they've got Rosanna Pulido, a Latina and the GOP's candidate to fill the seat vacated by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.