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

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

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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 Hillary coalition that never was

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Recent commentary on the presidential election has sought to pinpoint where Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost to Republican President-elect Donald Trump. Royal Holloway Doctoral Researcher Rakib Ehsan identifies three key reasons behind the election result: anti-establishment sentiment driving Trump’s vote in traditional Democratic Party strongholds, an Obama-Clinton “enthusiasm gap” among African-Americans, and a better-than-expected Republican showing among Hispanic voters […]

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