Why The Republican Party Isn’t Concerned With Popularity

Source: FiveThirtyEight
by Daniel Cox

“After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election, the Republican National Committee published what became known as the ‘GOP autopsy report,’ an effort to identify and address the party’s ongoing political weaknesses. But eight years later, after losing another close race, the GOP appears wholly uninterested in reviewing or reforming its agenda. … despite the fact that the GOP is quite unpopular and that much of its current agenda — such as overturning the Affordable Care Act or advancing restrictive immigration policies — does not appeal to a majority of voters, the party is in an enviable position heading into the 2022 midterm elections and beyond. What is to make of this glaring disconnect?” (01/04/22)