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Perhaps if would be more useful to focus not on why Republicans lost, but why Democrats won. One illustrative fact is that while President
Clearly, single-issue voters — much more prevalent in the Democratic Party than the GOP — decided this election. This speaks to the different views of the role of government by the two parties: As a guarantor of rights and freedoms for Republicans, as a provider of services by the Democrats.
Or, to put it more bluntly, Republicans would be more likely to ask "what is good for the country?" while Democrats would ask "what is good for me?"