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Philip Klein and Michael Barone discuss: Will demographics doom the GOP?

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According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP?

In a new episode of the Washington Examiner’s Dialogue video series, Philip Klein discusses this question and others with senior political analyst and noted demographics guru Michael Barone.

Barone delves into the history of group voting patterns in the United States, looks at the coalition of voters that was crucial to President Obama’s election victories, discusses the role of demographics in the upcoming 2014 Congressional elections and 2016 presidential race, and explores counter-demographic trends that could be working in the Republican Party’s favor.

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Michael Barone

Senior Political Analyst
The Washington Examiner

Philip Klein

Commentary Editor
The Washington Examiner