Democrats are increasingly looking toward Sunbelt states rather than Rustbelt states for victory in 2016 and beyond. Not long ago that would have been unthinkable. - From The Atlantic
In the averages of state polls compiled by FiveThirtyEight.com, Clinton is winning a greater share of the vote in all five Sunbelt battlegrounds than in either Ohio or Iowa.
Throughout the mid-1960s to the early 2000s, the Democratic nominee typically won a higher share of the vote in Ohio than in any of the Sunbelt battlegrounds.
But as the party continues to struggle with working-class whites––and Republicans in turn struggle to craft an agenda acceptable to more minorities and socially-liberal whites––increasingly Democratic strategists believe Clinton’s tilt toward the Sunbelt represents their party’s future.
Both parties agree that the steadily growing minority population may eventually add fast-growing Arizona and Georgia to the list of competitive Sunbelt states––though it does not yet appear Clinton is attracting quite enough college-educated whites to tip either of them in 2016.
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