Why things might not be as bad as they look for Republicans — in 3 charts

Republicans are having a tough time. Losing an election isn’t fun (especially when you thought you had a good chance) and the party now has to deal with some demographic challenges that could determine its long-term viability.

But it could be worse.

Specifically, Republicans could be hemorrhaging voters to the Democrats. But as Washington Post/ABC News polling data and new Gallup numbers show, that’s not entirely the case. [cont.]

Aaron Blake, Washington Post