If you’re a Democrat in Georgia, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the future.
The state’s changing demographic mix normally would bode well for the party, as the percentage of white voters has dropped below 60 percent and the numbers of black and Latino voters who are more likely to vote for a Democrat continue to grow.
There is still a substantial base of Democratic support in this conservative, Republican-leaning state. Barack Obama drew 47 percent of Georgia’s vote in 2008 and nearly 46 percent in 2012.
The other indicators are not so encouraging.