Let’s talk about the Republican Party. It is one of the major parties in United States. In 20th century, the presidential candidate from Republican Party tends to earn a small number of votes in the South. The South only gave 10 percent of votes when Thomas E. Dewey became the presidential candidate in 1944. However, the core base altered after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted. Since 1992, the Democratic base has been located in Northeastern United States. On the other hand, the Southern United States has become the base for Republicans. Let us get other interesting facts about Republican Party below:
1.) The members of modern Republican Party
The religious right, libertarians, social conservatives, conservatives, paleoconservatives, neoconservatives, fiscal conservatives, moderates, populists, economic liberals and libertarians are included as the members of modern Republican Party.
2.) The base for Republican conservatives
The Midwest, Mountain West and South are dominated Republican conservatives.
3.) New England
New England is dominated by the moderates even though they also present in all states.
4.) The domination of moderates
The presidential wing of Republican Party was dominated by moderates in 1940s until 1970s with the notable leaders such as Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
5.) The prominent moderate Republicans
The prominent moderate Republicans from New England include Susan Collins, Scott Brown and Olympia Snowe.
6.) The notable liberal Republicans
Earl Warren, Wendell Willkie, Alf Landon, Nelson Rockefeller, Prescott Bush and George W. Romney were some famous liberal Republicans in 1936 until 1970s.
7.) The business community
Around 50 percent of Republicans are self-employed. Others are engaged in management. The party earns supports from various types of business.
8.) The age
The age of the voters, determines the selection of a party in United States. The older Americans tend to vote Republicans. Republicans only earn 38 percent votes from the voters at the age of 18 to 29. On the other hand, the younger Americans prefer the Democratic Party.
9.) The income
Income also plays crucial factor. The voters with higher income tend to vote for Republicans.
10.) The Great Plains states
The Great Plains states are considered as the major geographical focus of Republican Party. In 2004, Bush got 70 percent of popular vote in Utah.