Is it all in the demographic? Is it really all that simple? Well, certainly demographics can tell you a lot -- even during a time when demographics seem to be shifting rapidly. But the numbers (and number trends and patterns) don't tell you everything because numbers typically miss the nuances. That's why polls often aren't enough and need to be augmented by focus groups to gain a deeper interpretation of things.
In any event, we've been thinking about suburban voters (mostly women) who voted for Biden. It's no secret that D vs R voting has shown a gender gap for quite some time and this year it appears to have been bigger than ever.
In fact, many of the women who voted for Biden this time say they voted for President Tump in 2016. And the demographics (presupposing there really are valid demographics for this allegedly crooked election) would seem to bear them out, at least in some cases. Previously, we were told they voted for Trump because they were worried about safety and security. This time, the argument goes, it was mostly about decency and civility and what they supposedly saw as Trump's lack thereof. Plus, those unending Covid fears. And it's a safe bet that among the married women in this group, more than a few husbands were influenced to turn left.
Who are these people? Well, they're mostly college educated. And they're insulated. Comfortably insulated.