Liberals suffered significant losses in and around major cities in this year’s elections. They weren’t meant to lose Virginia or New Jersey, much less even see red surges on Long Island, but that’s exactly what happened.
Strategists for both sides will mull over the reasons behind this; they will also study crucial voters as the election cycles of 2022 and 2024 approach.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Politico has been polling voters and households throughout the country’s growing metropolitan areas for most of this year; the outcomes of the previous election didn’t shock us, based on their results.
According to this study, researchers should take a closer look at what is referred to as the “metro consensus” – a critical group of voters who are both more multicultural and moderate than what most political experts imagine.
The 86 percent of Americans who reside in and near cities, from their cores to the beginnings of their outer suburbs, are the people who now control our elections, as experts properly point out.
This is the narrative that Democrats and their corporate media cheerleaders actually expect you to believe about the Virginia election. 🤡 🌎 pic.twitter.com/6c55MDKeB9
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 3, 2021
What experts frequently miss is what those individuals truly desire. It’s a heterogeneous group, and it’s becoming more culturally diverse.
Former President Trump was unable to win over some of them in 2020, which contributed to his loss. None of this, however, indicates they are open to progressive ideas or want drastic change towards the left.
Although the majority of them are Democrats, this does not imply they are liberals or loyal Democratic supporters.
Not Everyone is a Far-left Nut Job
Instead, the study indicates this category is a pragmatic, multiracial majority of Americans who do not match the racial or political caricatures that politicians and pundits all too frequently rely on.
This study also shows these voters’ top concerns are price, criminality, and educational challenges. In other terms, the average cities and suburbs voter isn’t really AOC; these voters can lean centrist or conservative on a variety of issues.
CNN PROJECTION: Republican Glenn Youngkin will defeat Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race, the highest-stakes election of the night https://t.co/oDYv1ItRr7 pic.twitter.com/uHcRknklBh
— CNN (@CNN) November 3, 2021
The metropolitan core is America’s industrious center, made up of affluent and socially centrist Latino, Asian, Caucasian, and minority voters who trust the American Dream of opportunities and economic prosperity for all.
They prioritize low murder rates and increased public safety (60 percent said they are concerned about crime growing where they live), a cheap cost of living amid expansion (important considerations in deciding where to reside, according to our study), and a say in their kids’ lives.
The most high-profile election, of course, has been Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin’s stunning victory, a Republican entrepreneur who won key votes in the blue-and-purple districts.
With India Walton’s loss in Buffalo via Minneapolis’ refusal of a law enforcement reform, to the probable victory of Bruce Harrell as a more centrist mayor of Seattle, a multiracial, centrist coalition thrashed leftists.
This coalition also thrashed leftists’ Marxist partners in competitive elections across the nation. Most city residents and middle-class people, it seems, care more about fundamentals: safer neighborhoods, more employment, a better standard of living, and better educational opportunities.