Republicans’ demographic problem — in 1 white picket fence

We've written extensively about how the 2012 presidential election laid bare the depth of the demographic problems facing Republicans.

The shrinking of the white vote as a share of the electorate coupled with the growth of the Hispanic vote -- and Republicans' continued inability to win any substantial portion of it -- suggests that the GOP's path back to the White House is a rocky one.

Figuring out ways to win the Hispanic vote is the central challenge for Republicans going forward, and we are forever searching for ways to tell that story with more than words (Extreme reference!).  So, when we saw someone tell it using a white picket fence -- yes, you read that right -- we jumped at the chance to feature it on the Fix.

The chart below details the racial composition of past presidential electorates as well as estimated about what the population will look like going forward. Click on the graphic to see a larger version.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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