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White Working Class Voters

  1. politics
    Debate Focus Group: White Working Class Men Sour on TrumpEveryone was lukewarm on both candidates, and that’s a big change for the president’s supposedly impregnable base.
  2. vision 2020
    Is the Rust Belt or the Sun Belt the Key Battleground Region in 2020?Less than two months from Election Day, the pivotal region for the campaigns to focus on is the same one that won it all for Trump in 2016.
  3. vision 2020
    No One Group of Voters Will Determine Trump’s FateWinning or losing a voter group is often less important than the margins, where a vote’s a vote–except in the Electoral College.
  4. vision 2020
    No, Donald Trump Is Not a Working-Class HeroSalena Zito argues that Trump is the sole reliable friend of people who make things with their hands. Unions would disagree.
  5. the left
    Why Americans Don’t Vote Their Class AnymoreDeclining unions — and rising educational attainment — have left college-educated whites more left wing than non-college-educated ones.
  6. democratic primaries
    Another Sweep for Joe Biden in Florida, Illinois, and ArizonaBiden wins decisively in three diverse states, with a possible primary drought approaching.
  7. vision 2020
    How Bernie Lost MichiganSanders fell short of his 2016 performance in this crucial state in no small part by losing the white working-class voters he won against Clinton.
  8. vision 2020
    Michigan Could Be Bernie’s WaterlooIn the state where he upset Clinton in 2016 by appealing to white working-class voters tired of trade deals, losing to Biden could be significant.
  9. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Overthrow the Tyranny of Swing Voters?Sacrificing party principles to their demands can be self-defeating.
  10. vision 2020
    There’s Still No Clear Case for Bloomberg’s ElectabilityOne scenario has a Democratic Party panicking and nominating a billionaire they don’t particularly like who isn’t particularly electable.
  11. donald trump
    Trump’s ‘Love It Or Leave It’ Jingoism Was Predictable All AlongRoss Douthat’s suggestion that Trump perverted an initially healthy skepticism about American virtue misses the authoritarian impulses he represents.
  12. vision 2020
    Why High Turnout May Not Help Democrats in 2020Democrats need a backup plan in case turning the presidential election into a polarized frenzy drives untapped Trump voters to the polls, too.
  13. vision 2020
    The Case for Biden’s ‘Electability’ Fades Under ScrutinyThe more you examine the reasons Democrats desperate to beat Trump think Biden’s the one, the more fragile the arguments look.
  14. vision 2020
    Democrats Don’t Have to Choose Between Base and Swing VotersThose who oppose paying some attention to white working-class voters are asking the party to make a false choice.
  15. what the right is reading
    A Different Way to Think About White Identity PoliticsRight-wing populism is on the rise. A new book argues this dangerous political force can be tamed by finding healthy outlets for some of its impulses.
  16. 2020 elections
    6 Reasons Bernie Sanders Has Lost His 2016 MojoSanders isn’t as unique as he was in 2016, but he is four years older and can’t get away with any mistakes.
  17. 2020 elections
    Does Donald Trump Have a Reelection Strategy?Trump seems incapable of “pivoting to the center” or becoming more popular. So either he’ll wing it, or focus on demonizing his opponent.
  18. the psephological arts
    The Polls Were Fine If Not Perfect in 2018Polls were more accurate than average and didn’t show any notable partisan lean, despite the sky-high turnout that surprised everybody.
  19. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  20. 2018 midterms
    The Toxic Cycle That Keeps Republicans Focused on Culture WarTrump’s staunching his party’s losses by revving up its culture-obsessed base. That will make this strategy even more central in the future.