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« on: October 06, 2017, 07:46:27 am »

In New York in 2012, Mitt Romney received 2.4 Million votes, while the Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long received only 1.7 Million votes. Lower turnout alone cannot account for this because the Democratic Senate Kirsten Gillibrand got more votes then Barack Obama did in New York, which means there had to be at least a few Romney-Gillibrand voters. Describe these voters.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 08:54:12 am »

A moderate who liked Romney and Gilibrand and thought Long was to conservative? Or it was because of this https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newyork/news/press-releases/dinesh-dsouza-sentenced-in-manhattan-federal-court-to-five-years-of-probation-for-campaign-finance-fraud
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 12:40:52 pm »

A Wall Street banker/finance type who is philosophically a Republican but has voted for and donated to both parties in recent years.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 02:34:26 am »

Romney-Gillibrand and Trump-Schumer voters fit the same profile: white working-class, rural voters who are loyally Republican at the presidential level, but are still liable to voting for Democratic candidates at the statewide level. In 2012, Gillibrand still had something of her Blue Dog reputation from her tenure in the House. Now that she's become a full-blown progressive, much of her appeal to Upstate New York has eroded, which is why she lost many counties in 2018 to Farley that she had carried against Long. Polarization of course, has also had an effect, as NYC has become even more Democratic (if that were even possible), and its suburbs have trended Democratic as well, while most of Upstate has trended Republican.
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