Ever hear of Reagan Democrats, it seems we may now have Biden Republicans.
The Rise of the Biden Republicans
The pollster who identified “Reagan Democrats” in the 1980s sees the emergence of a mirror image voting bloc. And it spells trouble for a GOP dominated by Trump.https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2...reenberg-473330
The author seems to think this is top to bottom, Biden Republicans voting straight party ticket. I'm not so sure about that looking at the 2020 election results. Where Trump received 46.9% of the total national vote for president whereas Republican congressional candidates received 48.1% of the total congressional vote.
In 2020 a lot of folks vote Biden for president, then Republican down ballot which enabled the GOP to pick up 13 house seats, 2 state legislatures and a governorship.
Exit polls show 95% of Republicans voted for Trump and the same percentage for Republican congressional candidates. They also show 94% of democrats voted for Biden, 95% for Democratic congressional candidates. So what we have are those who identify themselves and affiliate themselves with the two major parties basically voting a straight party ticket.
This means independents are the ones who voted for Biden, then switched to vote for Republicans down ballot. So perhaps the author is right. 37% of those who voted in 2020 were Democrats, 35% were Republican, 26% Independents. It was Independents that split their tickets, not Republicans.
One other interesting note, Party affiliation in the post 6 Jan 2021 D.C. riot. on election day, Nov 2020 30% identified themselves as Republicans, 31% as democrats, 38% as independents. Today or as 18 Feb 2021, 26% identify as Republicans, 32% as Democrats, 41% as independents. Those Republicans who don't like the GOP being the party of Trump aren't flocking to the Democratic Party, they're becoming independents which I don't think will effect their down ballot voting habits. Democrats have grown by a single point, Republicans dropped 4 points, independents rose 3 points.
Whether this site or another, Democrats were crowing about Republicans becoming Democrats in the wake of 6 Jan 2021, I had said that wasn't so, I think the above numbers prove that.