- by New Deal democratNo economic news today. I hope to put up an updated Coronavirus Dashboard (hint: it’s pretty unremittingly awful) later.In the meantime, I wanted to add a postscript to yesterday’s post about the Democrats’ problem obtaining a durable electoral majority.It occurred to me after I put up yesterday’s piece that the essence of what I wanted to say in response to the meme that “Democrats have won 7 of the last 8 popular votes” is that, while Democrats may be “more popular than” the GOP, on an absolute scale the truthful statement is this:“Democrats are *less UNpopular* than the GOP.”Here’s why. If you average the popular votes that the two parties have gotten beginning with 1996 you get the following:Democrats: 49.9% GOP: 46.5%The simple fact is that in the past 6
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No economic news today. I hope to put up an updated Coronavirus Dashboard (hint: it’s pretty unremittingly awful) later.