Who normally votes for the Democrat party?

Mind map showing the people who tend to vote for the Democrat party. 

Past Paper Questions:

Why are black voters so loyal to the Democratic Party? (January 2013)

Which groups of voters support the Democrat party, and why? (June 2012)

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  • Who normally votes for the Democrat party?
    • Non-Religious
      • In 2012 Obama won 61% of the vote from people who don't go to church
      • Non- religious aren't tied to traditional policies like abortion
        • Abortion
    • Lower Income
      • Under $30,000- 63% voted for Obama
      • The Dems back big companies & industry against the relegation of labour
      • Dems Policies
        • Minimum Wage
        • Limited work hours
        • Welfare
        • Socialised Medicine
        • More taxes for the rich
    • Age
      • 18-29- Obama gained 60%
      • 30-34 Obama gained 52%
    • Women
      • 9/10 election between 1964-2012 women voted for democrats
      • 2012- Obama held an 11% advantage over Romney, among women
      • Democrat make up is more women orientated
        • 1992- Democrats declared 'Year of the women'- this doubled the number  of women in one election. 2012- Election returned 78 women in the house and 20 in the senate.
      • Policies
        • Dems pushed equal rights amendement for women
        • Pro-Choice on abortion
          • 50% of Women are pro-choice 41% are pro life.
    • Race
      • African Americans
        • 2008- 96% voted for Obama
        • Historically voted for the Dems
        • Civil Rights during the 20th century
        • 1980-2012 African Americans vote for the Dems never dropped below 83%
  • Pro-Choice on abortion
    • 50% of Women are pro-choice 41% are pro life.

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