Don't look now, but recent polling seems to conflict with what you said. Numbers are up for the Reps in all precincts, Democrats, Independents, Hispanics, and even among women.The Republicans can't seem to grasp why all the groups of voters they have alienated don't vote for them. They will again conclude that they need to "play nice," but then continue using every means possible to disenfranchise voters who vote against them in an effort to block their votes. The end is near for the GOP, not so grand as they fail.
2014 will be interesting, because so many of us feel as though there's nowhere to go. This was reiterated last weekend at our large family get together. After we made the usual pact that we weren't going to discuss politics...we discussed politics.
I know I felt better after several others expressed their dismay with so many in our own party (D). I felt better finding out I wasn't the only one who didn't vote for Obama in 2012 (I did in '08), nor for our states most recent senate candidate. We were all shocked when one cousin, who is an atheist, admitted that she'd changed her voter reg to R about a decade ago, and worse, she's very politically active in the White Plains area of New York. Their big push now is to unite the Reps under one umbrella, even with those who vote on social issues (which she does not). And she warned us, her large family that have been D's since the thirties, that we'd be surprised how many atheists, among other groups that we all assume would vote Democrat, are turning moderate Republican.
The shift isn't only happening among the other guys, it's happening in our party, too. 2014's going to be really interesting. I wouldn't write the Reps off just yet, nor would I be surprised if we start seeing a widening rift within our own party.