Don’t Call the GOP Convention Reality TV
This is pretty funny:
The Republican National Convention isn’t just a chance for Republicans to try to rally voters around their presidential ticket and down-ballot candidates. It’s also an opportunity to portray their party as an inclusive one that welcomes all different types of Americans.
According to a Gallup survey last year, the GOP is more white and slightly more male than the population at large. The survey of adults found that 53 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners are male, compared to 49 percent of adults at large. It also found that 87 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaners are white, compared to 72 percent of the adult population overall. Hispanics were found to make up 13 percent of the adult population compared to 7 percent of the GOP, while African-Americans were 11 percent of the adult population compared to 3 percent of the GOP.
So, in other words, what we’re going to see will be fictional, instead of factual.
Entry filed under: Musings.