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Many thoughtful Americans, indeed analysts around the world, are frantically searching for the reasons behind the appearance of Donald Trump on the American political scene, and for his success in wrenching the Republican Party's nomination for president.According to Gallup, it averaged 19 percent during the 2008 election year and 15 percent during the 2012 election year, as against 15 percent during the last 12 months.In the 1950s, the "non-Hispanic white" population in the United States constituted 90 percent of the total population.As a result, the white population now constitutes only 62 percent of the U.S. population. Official projections show that, in approximately 25 years, the minority (mainly blacks, Hispanics and Asians) may become the majority.Blacks, in the meantime, increased by 6 percent, Asians by 16 percent and Hispanics by 17 percent. Second, the voter turnout of minorities in the elections is also increasing, especially among blacks. In 1988 elections, for example, only 55 percent of blacks voted as against 66 percent in 2012, while the percentage for whites remained steady at 64 percent. As a result, in 2012, while Mitt Romney received 59 percent of the white vote, Barack Obama squeezed through due to minority votes (93 percent of blacks, 71 percent of Hispanics and 73 percent of Asians).On the other hand, America, in this respect, does not differ greatly from Europe.
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