Writing in The Financial Times, former Clinton strategist James Carville analyzes Karl Rove’s career: “There is no doubt that Mr Rove won elections. He has perhaps one of the most remarkable win-percentages in modern American politics.” At the same time, however, “He has lost an entire generation for the Republican party,” Carville writes. He continues:

A late July poll for Democracy Corps, a non-profit polling company, shows that a generic Democratic presidential candidate now wins voters under 30 years old by 32 percentage points. The Republican lead among younger white non-college-educated men, who supported President George W. Bush by a margin of 19 percentage points three years ago, has shrunk to 2 percentage points. Ideological divisions between the Republican party and young voters are growing. Young voters generally favour larger government providing more services, 68 per cent to 28 percent. On every issue, from the budget to national security, young voters responded overwhelmingly that Democrats would do a better job in government.

Democracy Corps is more than “a non-profit polling company”: Carville co-founded Democracy Corps in 1999 with Stanley Greenberg and Bob Shrum.