Study finds Dem base didn't turn out in '06 election

Blake, Aaron
May 2007
Hill;5/16/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 58, p6
The article focuses on a study by Third Way, a think tank founded by Democrats, which indicates that they took over both houses of the U.S. Congress in 2006, while turnout among their own base decreased between 2004 and 2006. The study found that the mass electorate in 2006 was richer, whiter, more religious, and more rural than in 2004. The median voter increased by 3.4 percent in 2006 and Democrats received fewer votes from people who felt negative about the economy.


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