People often expect that certain demographics are more likely to vote for people who support positive goals that are relevant to that demographic. Still, people aren’t merely demographics- they have visions, goals, and ideals that might not line up with the other ideas of a candidate that does support the advancement of their demographic. For example, Democrats are often favored by female voters because they fight for bills which promote female health programs and equal pay. However, not all females are Democrats – even in a mostly-Democrat state. This is because Democrats have many different kinds of social and economic ideals that may not appeal to all female voters.
Also, in an age where discrimination against women is less prominent then before, issues like equal pay may seem less relevant to females today, causing them to focus on other issues more than issues that pertain to their demographic. Here are some pictures of different demographics and their political affiliation in New York. As you look at these images, think about what issues might change the demographics, and what might have more of an effect on the vote – a changing political climate, or the changing priorities of that demographic.