Shortly after election 2010, I wrote:
Unfortunately (for the nation, but fortunately for Republicans), I think an increasingly monolithic white vote will be a feature of future elections across the country, as Democrats cater more and more to their core racial constituencies.
That’s why the Midwest went so overwhelmingly Republican in 2010.
With just about a year to ago until Election Day, the U.S. is a racially divided nation when it comes to President Barack Obama.
Consider this: A new CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows 61% of whites disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job vs. 36% who don’t – that’s almost two-to-one. For non-whites, it’s almost the mirror image. Only 32% disapprove while 67% approve.
As in most countries with deep cultural divisions, “diversity” means that American voting will become polarized along racial/ethnic/religious lines. As white voters move towards minority status, they will become an increasingly monolithic voting bloc, just like other minority groups.