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What the Democrats can (and must) learn from their unexpected defeat

Ehsan, Rakib (2017) What the Democrats can (and must) learn from their unexpected defeat. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Jan 2017). Website.

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It is an understatement to state that Donald Trump’s victory took Democrats and many commentators by surprise. Rakib Ehsan takes a close look at just how Hillary Clinton lost the election, from Trump’s dominance among white voters, to his higher than expected support among Hispanics, and the enthusiasm gap between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In order to regain the White House, he writes, Democrats will have to create a more sophisticated on-the-ground electoral strategy across all states and work better within the mechanics of the Electoral College system.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 13:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:56

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