The College Republican National Committee on Monday made public a detailed report — the result of extensive polling and focus groups — dissecting what went wrong for Republicans with young voters in the 2012 elections and how the party can improve its showing with that key demographic in the future.It’s not a pretty picture. In fact, it’s a “dismal present situation,” the report says.The 95-page study, which looked at the party’s views on social and economic issues, as well as its messaging and outreach, echoes a March report on the election debacle issued by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, which presented a devastating assessment of the party’s current state of affairs.
But in some ways the new report from inside the GOP tent is even more scathing and ominous — since it comes from the party’s next generation.
The GOP's problem areas: Latinos (which I mentioned earlier today), tax policy, LGBT equality, immigration, women's health, and idiotic statements from politicians within the party (think "legitimate rape"). Of course, the party is aware of all of these things and seems to be doing little/nothing about them. This does not bode well for them going into the future (primarily because some of them are hellbent on dragging us into the past). With young people - even those in the part - seeing the party as old-fashioned and outdated, the GOP will either learn to change or they will relegate themselves to irrelevance.