2006 Midterm Analysis
New World Foundation, 2007
These slides come from a series of visualizations created to help contextualize the major shifts that took place during the November 2006 US midterm elections.
Latino vote by party, 1996–2006 — The Latino vote had been tilting towards the Republican party for several election cycles, a trend which sharply reversed in 2006, most likely due to the Republican-led attack on immigrants (HR 4437 etc.) which took place earlier in the year.
Latino midterm turnout surges in 2006 — In contrast to the population at large, Latino midterm electoral participation surged, presumably thanks to Sensenbrenner et al.
Nation’s most urgent moral crises — This slide dramatizes the importance of issues of justice and poverty to religious voters, rather than the divisive culture-war issues which get more headlines.