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Voters in Cities and Suburbs Are More Centrist Than You Think

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Voters in Cities and Suburbs Are More Centrist Than You Think

POLITICO Magazine November 10, 2021
Urban PolicyOther

“Metro” voters are mostly registered Democrats, but that doesn’t mean they’ll vote that way.

In this year’s election, Democrats lost big in and around big cities. They weren’t supposed to lose Virginia or South New Jersey, let alone see red waves in places like Long Island, but they did. The exact reasons, and key voters, will be chewed over by strategists for both parties heading into the 2022 and 2024 cycles. Was it white womenLatinos?

For much of this year, I’ve been surveying voters and residents in the country’s growing metropolitan regions and based on my findings, the results of the most recent election did not come as a surprise.

Continue reading the entire piece here at POLITICO Magazine

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Michael Hendrix is the director of state & local policy at the Manhattan Institute.

Photo by adamkaz/iStock

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