In voting, demographics matter more than ever

Political scientist Thomas Holbrook has been studying presidential campaigns and voter behavior for more that 25 years. His forthcoming book, Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape (Oxford University Press), looks at how voting patterns have changed from state to state. His research interests are rooted in understanding how factors such as the national economy influence election results.

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Tom Holbrook

Political scientist Thomas Holbrook talks about how shifts in voting patterns from state to state could influence the outcome of presidential elections. “The relationships between demographics and voting patterns have intensified in some cases, which can be helpful to both Democrats and Republicans, and this varies from state to state. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)